Woman starts to climb Statue of Liberty after immigration protesters arrested

WATCH LIVE: Woman climbs base of Statue of Liberty in New York

WATCH LIVE: Woman climbs base of Statue of Liberty in New York

The group denied any connection to the climber, however.

Park Police and NYPD officers are trying to talk her down. The group said in a tweet that the woman climbing the statue is not related to their protest.

Seven people have been arrested on Liberty Island, all of whom are believed to be protestors, law enforcement sources told CNN.

The New York City Police Department Emergency Service Unit is at the scene and may have to repel down the monument to restrain her if she continues to refuse to come down on her own.

The woman started climbing the statue around 3:30 p.m.

The sign read, "Abolish I.C.E". The group said the woman who climbed to the base of the statue was not involved in the "Abolish ICE" protest.

ICE stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and has been the target of numerous protests across the USA since the Trump administration began separating thousands of children from their families as they tried to cross the Mexico border illegally. He says federal code of regulations prohibits hanging banners from the monument.

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

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