The two elite NYPD cops who rescued a protester from the foot of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday had little help from the woman - who they say threatened to push them off.
The woman was part of a group of protesters and had declared that she wouldn't come down until "all the children are released", a source with the New York Police Department told CNN.
People on their way to Liberty Island are not being allowed to continue to the park and people already there are being evacuated, according to tweets.
Okoumou's climb forced the evacuation of the monument on the Fourth of July only hours after several other demonstrators had hung a banner on the statue's pedestal. Okoumou was seen holding a t-shirt displaying the words "Rise and Resist" and "Trump Care Makes Us Sick".
But a Rise and Resist member named Annette Guadino who participated in the banner unfurling later confirmed to News 4 that the person on the statue had been part of their protest. As they climbed the ladder of the Statue of Liberty, they were spotted talking to her as she walked around near the sandals of Lady Liberty and sitting down in the folds of her gown. It is unclear if that incident is related to the banner.
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Eventually, they slipped on harnesses, joined the woman on the statue base and took her into custody.
The statue, a gift from France, was dedicated in 1886.
The large banner said "Abolish I.C.E".