Heroic Statue Of Liberty Climber Slams Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

Heroic Statue Of Liberty Climber Slams Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

Heroic Statue Of Liberty Climber Slams Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

Okoumo, a naturalized US citizen originally from the Republic of Congo, pled not guilty to misdemeanor charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct, and interference with government function. Demonstrators unfurled a banner reading "ABOLISH ICE", referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Therese Patricia Okoumou leaves federal court in Manhattan, New York, on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

A woman appears to be climbing up the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018, in NY.

A supporter of Therese Okoumou and an ICE supporter stand outside federal court in NY.

Okoumou, who was surrounded by approximately 50 supporters during her roughly six-minute hearing, told a federal judge she understood the counts against her. However, she was released the next day and was finally able to speak out about her peaceful protest that was applauded all across the world.

Many are calling Therese Patricia Okoumou a hero after she climbed to the foot of the Statue of Liberty in a July 4th protest over Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy that separated children from their families.

She has reportedly been an active participant in protests against the Trump administration and is a member of the group Rise and Resist.

All the while, NYPD officers surrounded her in helicopters and on the ground to get her down safely.

Croatia beat Russian Federation on penalties to reach semis
This is the first time two teams have had penalties in successive matches of the knockout stages of a World Cup, though. After making the semi-final in 1998 in France the Croatians return to the last four, this time to face England .

President Donald Trump, during a campaign rally in Montana, called her a "clown".

"I feel really sorry for those visitors today" who had to leave or weren't let in, said Jerry Willis, a Service spokesman.

"We assume that she is protesting", Willis said, based on the woman's remarks to police. "We want to get them down safely". Her protest turned into a almost three-hour standoff with police. Walker later said she was involved but others had no idea she would make the climb, which wasn't part of the planned protest.

Several officers tried to persuade Okoumou to come down from the statue.

ICE is at the center of the Trump administration's shelved policy of separating some children from their parents when they cross illegally into the United States from Mexico, leading to calls to disband the agency.

Police officers were tethered to the statue, and after a brief standoff, they lowered Okoumou to safety.

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886 and has served as a symbol of the U.S.as a country of immigrants. "I think the turning point was when we got her, she couldn't go any further, and I think she realized her time was up up there".

Recommended News

  • Headcam footage shows tough Thailand cave rescue conditions

    Headcam footage shows tough Thailand cave rescue conditions

    They were found 10 days later (July 2) by British rescue divers and have since been receiving supplies of food and oxygen. If the risk from either the air or water increased "to the point that we can not accept, we will make decision", he said.
    Croatia Are Through To The Semi-Finals After A Penalty Shootout

    Croatia Are Through To The Semi-Finals After A Penalty Shootout

    Croatia will play England, who earlier beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday. The date of the last time an England's men's side played in a semi final of a World Cup.
    Gareth Southgate's England make quarter-final win look comfortable

    Gareth Southgate's England make quarter-final win look comfortable

    They had their moments of spectacular football but when they needed to they ground out wins against well-organised teams.
  • Reliable Study Materials (from Practice Tests to Video Tutorials)to Prepare for Microsoft 70-480 Exam

    Make sure you check at least three different learning resources on every topic and go through the study materials several times. However, it is essential to note that the percentage on every topic is the approximate exam question weigh on each of them.
    Jonas Jerebko to join Warriors after Jazz waive him

    Jonas Jerebko to join Warriors after Jazz waive him

    According to Basketball Insiders, Utah had until July 9 to guarantee the contract, worth $4.2 million, or waive him. ESPN reports that forward Jonas Jerebko intends to sign with the Warriors on Tuesday (AEST) if he clears waivers.
    California wildfire spreads quickly; thousands evacuated

    California wildfire spreads quickly; thousands evacuated

    County 911 lines were jammed with calls, and emergency officials said they contacted 1,200 lines to urge evacuations. The County also requests that residents only call 911 if there is an emergency, as the lines are now "jammed up".
  • Flaunt Your Style at Your Office with Graceful Jewellery

    This is why it is best to avoid jewellery that will draw unwanted attention and take away the focus from what you are presenting. A delicate diamond ring, a simple platinum or gold band looks great and works well with both Indian as well as western outfits.
    Germany, Austria plan talks with Italy to ‘shut’ southern migrant route

    Germany, Austria plan talks with Italy to ‘shut’ southern migrant route

    The agency said that 245 Turkish nationals have sought shelter in Norway so far in 2018, including 142 arriving in June. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer struck a migration deal.
    Ortega's Brother Asks Him to Disband Armed Groups and Call Elections

    Ortega's Brother Asks Him to Disband Armed Groups and Call Elections

    In the rebel city of Masaya, 30 kilometers south of Managua, the home of local anti-government protest leader Yubrank Suazo was burned down at dawn.
  • Feminists protest at London Pride

    Feminists protest at London Pride

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced they are to participate in the Pride in London parade on Saturday. Thousands of supporters lined the streets, which were filled with balloons, sequins and flags.

    Wimbledon: Konta crashes in the second round to impressive Cibulkova

    Katie Boulter had earlier been beaten by Naomi Osaka , leaving no Brits left in the women's draw. Edmund, 23, will face American Bradley Klahn , while Konta will play Dominika Cibulkova .
    Former finalist Bouchard's Wimbledon run ends in second round

    Former finalist Bouchard's Wimbledon run ends in second round

    The 19-year-old Shapovalov, of Richmond Hill, Ont., came into Wimbledon having lost three of his past four matches. It was his first win at Wimbledon after Shapovalov dropped his debut at the grass-court Grand Slam previous year .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.