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Woman Climbs Base Of Statue Of Liberty During I.C.E. Demonstrations - Details

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Jul. 4 2018, Updated 10:25 p.m. ET

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A woman scaled the Statue Of Liberty on Independence Day.

She wore a 'Rise and Resist' shirt and was seen on the base of the famous monument.

The protestor made her demonstration less than an hour after a group of protestors were busted for unfurling an "Abolish I.C.E" banner on Ellis Island.

NYPD air teams were seen responding to Liberty Island at around 1:30 p.m. after receiving reports about the female climber on the iconic monument.

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Police at the scene said the woman appeared to be part of the group of protesters arrested for the banner stunt, but organizers claimed that this wasn't the case.

"The climber on the Statue of Liberty has no connection to our #abolishice action earlier today," tweeted Rise and Resist NYC, the activist organization that planned the banner demonstration.

The group announced the stunt on social media just moments before carrying it out Wednesday.

"Rise and Resist is at the Statue of Liberty demanding Trump and the GOP #AbolishICE, reunite families now, halt deportations, and end detention as a deterrent," they wrote on Twitter.

"We will fight every day until we end our brutal racist immigration policy."

At least 10 other people were arrested for their banner demonstration on Ellis Island, according to the police.

But all eyes seemed to be on the woman who was climbing the monument and she attracted a lot of attention via social media.

"There's a woman climbing the Statue of Liberty behind me!" tweeted one visitor. "Happy 4th!"

Onlookers were amazed about how far up the famous monument she managed to scale as air support was called to the scene.

Negotiators were called in to try and get the woman down from her protest.

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