“Abolish ICE” Protester Who Created 4-Hour Standoff After Climbing Statue of Liberty is Immigrant From Congo
A female protester created a 4-hour standoff with the police after climbing the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day.
She was taken into custody and told police she wouldn’t come down from the statue until all the children detained by ICE were released.
Authorities identified the woman as Therese Okoumou, an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
It is unclear whether she is here legally or illegally.
The Gateway Pundit will update the immigration status of Therese Okoumou as soon as the information becomes available.
The Washington Times reported:
The woman who created a four-hour standoff on live TV by trying to climb the Statue of Liberty has been identified by authorities.
According to the New York Daily News, citing “officials,” the woman is Therese Okoumou.
The Daily News also reported that Ms. Okoumu is an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
According to the Daily News, Ms. Okoumou will appear in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday on numerous federal charges, albeit all misdemeanors.
“The charges are expected to be violation of national park regulations or public use limit; trespassing; disorderly conduct; and interfering with government functions,” the Daily News wrote.
Seven protesters were arrested for their “Abolish ICE” protest this afternoon.
The unhinged protesters ruined Independence Day for many Americans visiting the Statue of Liberty as the National Park Service was forced to shut the park down for the remainder of the afternoon.
Therese Okoumou also put law enforcement in grave danger as they scaled the Statue of Liberty in order to make the arrest.
VIDEO of police apprehending Okoumou:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 5, 2018
Therese Patricia Okoumou came to US 10 years ago from Congo.
* Sued housing group for racism (lost)
* Protests US policy regularly
* Climbs Statue of Liberty on 4th of July
* Raises Resist T-shirt
Only a Democrat would think she is asset to country pic.twitter.com/Ylq0UewHXO
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) July 5, 2018