Watch: Protester climbs Statue of Liberty on Independence Day
Several people have been arrested after hanging a banner calling for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal on 4 July. Authorities say a person was scaling the statue’s base. National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis says the climber was at the base beneath the statue’s foot around 4 pm. It was unclear whether the climb was related to the earlier banner demonstration. Willis said at least six people were taken into custody. He said federal regulations prohibit hanging banners from the monument.