Woman to appear in court over Statue of Liberty protest
Therese Okoumou is said to have carried out a demonstration against the separation of immigrant children from their parents.
A Fourth of July protester who held police at bay for hours after she climbed the base of New York City’s Statue of Liberty, causing an evacuation, is set to face a judge in New York.
A federal official said the woman, identified as Therese Okoumou, told police she was protesting against the separation of immigrant children from parents who cross the US-Mexico border illegally.
A court appearance is expected some time on Thursday.
The group which organised a protest at the statue earlier on Wednesday said she also took part in unfurling a banner at the statue’s pedestal.