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The woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday has been identified.
Cops say Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — was the person responsible for the Fourth of July protest.
She lives in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island and is currently in federal custody, according to police sources.
The article goes on to state the following:
Sources said Okoumou told investigators she climbed up to the feet of Lady Liberty to protest President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration and the separation of families at the border.
According to court records, she’s a Congolese immigrant who once filed a complaint with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, seeking a judicial review and reversal of a “determination” it made regarding alleged incidents of abuse that Okoumou suffered at the hands of a social services agency on Staten Island where she worked.
Specifically, Okoumou claimed that in 2005, she was treated “in a demeaning manner” by her bosses and told that she would be fired “for complaining of discrimination.” It’s unclear why her complaint was tossed out.
In 2011, Okoumou made headlines after she was hit with an astounding 60 violations for illegally posting ads for her services as a personal trainer.
The Department of Sanitation slapped her with $4,500 in fines that year after she spent five hours one Sunday posting the fliers on Manhattan utility poles.
In 2017, she was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration, unlawful assembly and trespassing during a demonstration at the Department of Labor building on Varick Street. She had allegedly covered her mouth with tape and refused to respond to police demands.
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Today, Therese Patricia Okoumou, a Congolese immigrant, scaled the Statue of Liberty and said she would not be moved until all the children detained from ICE were released.
— Cynthia Malone (@cynth_malone) July 5, 2018
Twitter was ablaze with those on the left calling her a hero.
In the first day of our #SecondCivilWar , Therese Patricia Okoumou will be awarded the Rachel Maddow Medal for bravery in the battle for Ellis Island.
Thank you for your service, Therese. ✊ pic.twitter.com/X4NKZpaNo3
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) July 5, 2018
Therese Patricia Okoumou…an immigrant, putting her body on the line for other immigrants, literally grasping the hem of Lady Liberty’s garment on the 4th of July. This will be iconic. #TheresePatriciaOkoumou pic.twitter.com/40SmHRTYuy
— Tom Cox 🎡🎢 (@tomintheburgh) July 5, 2018
Therese Patricia Okoumou – that is her name. #SayHerName
If you have any clue how we can help her with her bail please let us know.
Thank you, Therese Patricia Okoumou for your commitment to us. #AbolishICE
— patrisse cullors (@OsopePatrisse) July 5, 2018
Her name is Therese Patricia Okoumou. Her actions today represent the righteous fury of those who believe in a better, more equal, America. She’s an American hero.
Art by @sogayjen #FourthOfJuly #TheresePatriciaOkoumou https://t.co/hoKLbp6nih pic.twitter.com/Ujx6NJKbFX
— Blair Imani (@BlairImani) July 5, 2018
— Eve Messenger (@EveMessenger) July 5, 2018
— Jyn Erso 🇺🇸 (@JynErso_2017) July 5, 2018
Today’s front page: Meet Therese Patricia Okoumou, the “Rise and Resist” woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty to protest Trump’s immigration policy https://t.co/kWHwCIHhhB pic.twitter.com/wDLx70Zkzh
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 5, 2018
Photo of Therese Patricia Okoumou, who climbed the Statue of Liberty on July 4th demanding an end to family separation.
— Melissa Bender (@mbenderphoto) July 5, 2018
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