Authorities had to close and evacuate Liberty Island on Wednesday after a female protester scaled the Statue of Liberty. The woman, who was acting out against the White House policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the border, was eventually captured after a tense standoff with police. The ordeal lasted roughly four hours.
Before the protester’s climb, activists from a group called “Rise and Resist” hung a banner with a message about abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement from the statue. Six people were arrested after the stunt. . .
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 4, 2018
The Climber on the Statue of Liberty has no connection to our #abolishice action earlier today. @NYDailyNews @ABC
— Rise and Resist (@riseandresistny) July 4, 2018
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) July 4, 2018
Immigration activists continue to demand the Trump administration end its zero tolerance policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the border. The president signed an executive order to keep families together, but it does not reunite those families who had already been separated. (Read more from “Abolish ICE Group Distances Self From Woman Who Scaled Statue of Liberty” HERE)