Woman arrested after scaling Statue of Liberty in protest
Jul 06 2018
After appearing in court on misdemeanor charges Thursday, 44-year-old Therese Okoumou claimed that she had made a decision to scale the statue's base on the Fourth of July to protest the Trump administration's policy that has led to the separation of thousands of children from their families. Okoumou pleaded not guilty to all charges in Manhattan Federal Court Thursday afternoon. At first, she was being a little combative, then she was willing to cooperate with us.
"Michele Obama, our beloved first lady that I care so much about, said when they go low, we go high". "As the court noted, Mr. Davidson's artistic creation of the Las Vegas Lady Liberty is highly unique and attractive, which is what prompted the US Postal Service to select a photo of his work for the second ever Forever Stamp, over hundreds of other images", he said.
This was in reference to the thousands of migrant children who have been separated and detained as a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" border policy in recent months.
Her neighbours have toldDaily News that they were not surprised at the latest development, considering how outspoken she is about the Trump administration. "It is depressing. It is outrageous", she said. Prosecutors, on the other hand, are calling the climb a "dangerous stunt".
President Donald Trump took a moment from a Thursday night campaign rally in Montana to call a Staten Island woman a "clown". Trump said she should have been left alone until she chose to come down on her own. After a few hours, the cops and the climber built up a "good rapport", Glacken added, noting that "She apologized to [Detective Chris Williams] and I for having to go up to get her".
"We assume that she is protesting", Willis said, based on the woman's remarks to police. She was also seen lying on her stomach and kicking her feet up behind her.
"She resisted at the beginning". "The facade of the monument there is a granite rock-like surface that the average person wouldn't be able to scale", said National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis. "So for the safety and security of our visitors, we chose to evacuate for the day".
A woman appears to be climbing up the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018, in NY. We have an evacuation plan. "In a democracy we don't put children in cages".
She was released on her own recognizance and posted bail.