Woman climbs onto base of Statue of Liberty protesting immigration policy

Updated:7 months, 2 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Jul 05 (ANI): A woman climbed onto the base of the iconic Statue of Liberty in protest of President Donald Trump's immigration policies and family separations. According to CNN, the woman moved back and forth under lady Liberty's sandal before sitting down, displaying a banner. While the seven protesting beneath the statue were arrested shortly after protests began, authorities tried persuading the woman at the base of the statue to climb down. However, because of her non-compliance with the authorities, for nearly two hours, officers used a harness and ropes on her to bring her down. A source within the New York Police Department told CNN that the woman, who is part of the group Rise and Resist, was refusing to climb down from the statue until all children were released.

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