Not Spider-Man: Someone Climbed Up the Statue of Liberty Today

Not Spider-Man: Someone Climbed Up the Statue of Liberty Today

Posted by July 4, 2018 Comment

In the USA today it’s the 4th of July, Independence Day. This means the usual run of fireworks both sane and incredibly illegal, as well as various displays of patriotism both true and bold.

For protest group Rise and Resist, it was the perfect Wednesday federal holiday to unfurl an “ABOLISH ICE” banner on the pedestal base of Lady Liberty herself.

Photo courtesy of Rise and Resist

Right around the same time, an unidentified woman climbed out from the lower observation deck to sit at the giant sandaled foot.

Maybe he was just trying to reenact Ghostbusters 2?

ABCNews points out there is no indication at this time that the two occurrences are related.


According to CNN, the entirety of Liberty Island was evacuated in an attempt to remove the woman from the statue. 7 people have been arrested, all of whom were involved with the ‘protest’.

Law enforcement officials were seen mounting a ladder to the base of the statue and talking to the woman, who was sitting in the folds of the statue’s gown.  A NYPD source told CNN that the force is “building a rope rescue system to help bring the woman down from the base, because officers don’t believe she will come down on her own”.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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(Last Updated July 4, 2018 3:47 pm )

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