Person climbing the Statue of Liberty

(Danny Owens)

Eyewitness News is investigating reports of a person or persons climbing the Statue of Liberty.

Earlier Wednesday, a protest group calling itself Rise and Resist dropped a banner that read "Abolish ICE" from the base of the statue.

The demonstration was organized to protest the Trump administration's immigration policy, the group said in a press release.

Around the same time, photos posted to social media appeared to show a single person climbing the statue near Lady Liberty's foot. It was not immediately known whether the two incidents were connected.

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