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More On The Woman Who Climbed The Statue Of Liberty On July 4th

More On The Woman Who Climbed The Statue Of Liberty On July 4th

A woman was arrested on Wednesday, July 4th after climbing the Statue of Liberty, which forced park officials to evacuate the island of tourists.

The climber has been identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She told cops that she had a good reason for her adventure: to make a statement and to protest Donald Trump’s immigration policy of separating children from their families.

According to AM New York, Okoumou reportedly threatened to push two officer’s off the statue, but they were eventually able to bring her down safely at about 6:30 p.m.

Related: Judge Orders US To Reunite Migrant Families Separated At Borders Within 30 Days

Okoumou had apparently said that she wouldn’t come down until “all the children are released,” a source with the NYPD told the network.

Okoumou who is a Staten Island resident is currently in federal custody, according to police sources. Officers from the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit transported her to a federal detention center Wednesday night following her three-hour standoff with authorities, according to the New York Post. Her case is being handled by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.


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