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Tourists in NY no doubt wanted to see the Statue of Liberty up close on this Independence Day, but thanks to these protesters' illegal behavior, they'll have to wait until next year.

A person climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday prompted an evacuation of the popular tourist spot on the Fourth of July.

U.S. Park Police and NYPD officers spent hours trying to talk her down.

Rise and Resist NYC says the banner was in response to the "sentiments of Saturday's nationwide End Family Separation protests".

Eventually, they slipped on harnesses, joined the woman on the statue base and took her into custody.

According to the Daily News, Okoumou was previously arrested for trespassing and obstruction of government administration during a protest past year. Rise and Resist member Jay Walker told the New York Daily News that she's joined the group weekly for protests over the past four to five months over Trump's various immigration crackdowns.

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In February previous year, protesters hung a giant "Refugees Welcome" banner across the Liberty statue's observation deck.

They too were facing misdemeanour federal charges, Willis said. The group said the woman who climbed to the base of the statue was not involved in the "Abolish ICE" protest.

Local media first reported that the woman was among demonstrators opposed to Mr Trump's immigration policy who protested at the site earlier in the day.

At the same time, Jersey City will present a fireworks display at Liberty State Park along the Hudson River near the statue.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said the president's immigration policy is a step forward for public safety.

The climber ascended about eight metre from the statue's observation point, National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis said, forcing the evacuation of visitors before the normal 6.15pm closure time. That resulted in more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents within six weeks this spring. It was later found out that the other seven had a banner stating "Abolish ICE", but the climber was not with them. This action did not include the climber on the statue. The sign was taken down about an hour after being discovered.


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