Woman pleads not guilty over Statue of Liberty protest

08 July, 2018, 04:16 | Author: Carlos George
  • The woman scaled the base of the statue and was perched on the robes

The protester was charged with trespassing, interference with government agency functions for what the US attorney called a "dangerous stunt". The group, of which half a dozen were arrested, was demonstrating against the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

After Okoumou's arrest, Rise and Resist distanced itself from her actions.

A Staten Island woman is facing a slew of charges after climbing the Statue of Liberty.

- She will appear in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday.

Bree Newsome, an artist who gained nationwide attention in 2015 after she lowered a Confederate flag in SC, honored Okoumou on Twitter.

Cruise operator Statue Cruises said it had to turn away more than 2,000 people waiting to take their tour to the famed statue.

Okoumou's July 4th protest against I.C.E. and the United States administration's immigration policies ended with her arrest.

The protesters were part of the activist group Rise and Resist.

NYPD constructed a rope rescue system to bring her down to the base because officers did not think she would come down on her own. "Trump has wrecked this country apart".

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About 4,500 tourists were forced off the island when officials closed it, according to The New York Times, which said more than 20,000 tourists visit the Statue of Liberty every Fourth of July.

"In a democracy, we do not put children in cages", she added.

"Let's gets some nets, and let's wait till she comes down", Trump said.

Despite the policy being abandoned, it remains unclear how and when some 2,000 migrant children will be reunited with their parents. They called the agency a "threat to our liberty and way of life", reports The New York Times. The group, which initially denied any connection to the climber, later claimed her as a member and said she had been to meetings in NY.

A Fourth of July protester who scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty in what prosecutors call a "dangerous stunt" will face a judge in NY.

After almost four hours on the statue, the woman finally accompanied police down off the monument, tethered to them by wires.

She was apprehended by New York Police Department officers after a almost four-hour standoff as she refused to descend from the national monument's base.

A woman was arrested Wednesday after she scaled the Statue of Liberty to protest the U.S.'s immigration policy.

- Okoumou was seen at various points pacing back and forth on the base of the statue, lying down and then casually sitting down.



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