Woman Scales the Statue of Liberty’s Base to Protest U.S. Immigration Policies

A woman protesting the Trump administration’s immigration policies climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of Liberty Island. After a dramatic, four-hour standoff with police, the woman was taken into custody. Earlier, the woman had participated in a protest during which several people unfurled a banner reading “Abolish ICE” at the base of the Statue of Liberty. At least six people were arrested over the protest, which was organized by the activist group Rise and Resist NYC. “Rise and Resist was at the Statue of Liberty demanding Trump and the GOP #AbolishICE, reunite families now, halt deportations, and end detention as a deterrent,” the group said on its Facebook page.