Woman climbs up Statue of Liberty on Fourth of July to protest

WATCH LIVE: Woman climbs base of Statue of Liberty in New York

It stands at the mouth of New York Harbor off lower Manhattan, in view of a spectacular fireworks show over the East River, presented every July 4 after nightfall.

"She just kind of mentioned the kids in Texas".

Glacken added: "She apologized to Chris and I having to go up to get her".

"She resisted at the beginning".

She was arrested by two rappelling police officers after an hours-long standoff on America's Independence Day.

"At first she was being a little combative, then she was willing to cooperate with us".

The woman's reasons for climbing the statue are not yet clear, but the protesters below have said she is not with them.

New York-based Rise and Resist opposes President Donald Trump's administration and advocates ending deportations and family separations at the US-Mexico border. But the group said no one else was aware she would climb the base. "She climbed without our knowledge". It was not part of our action.

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National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis says the climber was at the base beneath the statue's foot Wednesday afternoon. "She basically threatened to push us off, push the ladder off". They since put on her shoes and attached a harness to her before escorting her down.

CBS New York reports that police on the scene are attempting to negotiate with the woman.

The woman could face charges, including trespassing, disorderly conduct and interfering with government functions, according to CNN.

The climber is reported to be holding a Rise and Resist T-shirt, but the group said their action was not part of the their protest.

The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, has become a worldwide symbol of the American values of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". The seven will be charged with unlawful protest, Somma said. This country has posited itself as a beacon.

Williams added: "All we had to worry about now was talking to this young lady and getting her to come with us".

A woman is reportedly trying to climb up the Statue of Liberty.

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