Reports of person climbing Statue of Liberty; arrests madey

Police: Newspaper gunman planned deadly attack carefully

Police: Newspaper gunman planned deadly attack carefully

"She would not come down by voice command", National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis said.

A woman climbed the exterior of the structure of the Statue of Liberty and then sat down by one of the statue's feet around 4 p.m., authorities said.

The protester climbed all the way to the very base of the statue, itself, sitting just below Lady Liberty's raised heel.

It's unclear whether the climb is related to the earlier banner demonstration.

A protester has scaled the Statue of Liberty after a banner reading "Abolish ICE" was unfurled at its base Wednesday afternoon, and police have climbed the statue to try to coax the woman down.

U.S. Parks Police evacuated Liberty Island of tourists after the woman, identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44 of Staten Island, climbed to the base of the statue. ICE is a division of the Department of Homeland Security whose officers arrest and deport unauthorized immigrants inside the US, among other duties.

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Immigration activists continue to demand the Trump administration end its zero tolerance policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the border.

Therese Okoumou said Thursday after a court appearance on misdemeanor charges that her protest was spontaneous as was directed at President Donald Trump's immigration policy. You know, I explained to her that we want you to come down, that would be the best way.

The Statue of Liberty, from pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches tall.

"She said she wanted all the children let go", said Glacken referring to the Trump administration policy to separate families entering illegally at the U.S. - Mexico border. "I think the choice she made is certainly bringing more attention to the overall protest". His call forced the evacuation of Liberty Island, sending 3,200 people on boats back to lower Manhattan and New Jersey.

It is not yet clear exactly why the woman scaled the structure. "To these anxious newcomers, the Statue's uplifted torch did not suggest 'enlightenment, ' as her creators intended, but rather, 'welcome.' Over time, Liberty emerged as the 'Mother of Exiles, ' a symbol of hope to generations of immigrants". Trump has said on Twitter that abolishing ICE will "never happen!"

Okoumou has been involved in several anti-Trump demonstrations in the past, even being arrested a year ago at a protest at the Department of Labor, reports Huffington Post.

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