Protester tries statue of liberty free climb

6:39 p.m. on July 4, 2018 (EDT)
andrew f. @leadbelly2550
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Law enforcement stopped her around the feet of the statue. She looked stuck. Fuzzy, but looks like she is wearing running shoes. About 150 feet from the base to the pedestal that she successfully climbed.

Arresting officers are wearing harnesses and roped.  Appears they are putting a harness on her.  

9:34 a.m. on July 6, 2018 (EDT)
hikermor
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I only saw a brief clip of the operation, but the arresting officer, although roped, appeared to be traversing from his belayer toward the suspect, with no protection placed,  meaning that his rope would do him little good if he should fall.  Looked like fairly easy ground, at that.

Probably a big no-no to drill for bolts, and there probably aren't cams big enough to fit the folds on the statue....

2:04 p.m. on July 6, 2018 (EDT)
andrew f. @leadbelly2550
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it wasn't easy to tell, but I think the rescuers were top-roped. Good question, I don't know how much slack was in the system if someone had fallen. 

5:38 p.m. on July 6, 2018 (EDT)
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Resist or you are complicit. 

12:38 p.m. on July 11, 2018 (EDT)
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It was bold, bit I imagine that the arrest/rescue was almost as likely to cause a fall as the climb.

7:43 p.m. on August 27, 2018 (EDT)
Thomas Widley
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wow i must have missed it. gonna look for it on news websites

June 7, 2020
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