Protestor Climbs The Statue Of Liberty On July 4 And Twitter Is Having A Lot Of Fun
4th of July is one of the celebrated days in America. United States of America became an independent country on this day. People all over America celebrate this day by making dinner for the family or go clubbing and getting drunk. Some even volunteer to help the needy.
However, this one woman celebrated 4th of July in a way that none can imagine. Therese Patricia Okoumou who became a viral sensation on July 4, after she scaled the Statue of Liberty in protest against America’s separation of migrant families.
For several hours the authorities attempted to talk Okoumou down from the historic monument, but she refused to leave until “all the children are released.”
Eventually, the authorities were left with no option but to climb the statue themselves in order to reprimand Okoumou, who is part of a larger organization attempting to raise awareness for the plight of migrant children.
It took around 16 officers from New York City Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit – a highly experienced team who are trained to rescue people in highly dangerous situations – to remove Okoumou from the monument.
Eventually, the team was able to attach a harness to Okoumou and bring her safely down to the ground. Once on the ground, Okoumou was arrested. She is currently being held in a federal custody but will be transferred to the US Marshals office later today.
It is believed that she will be charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and interfering with government functions, after the area was closed to the public whilst authorities dealt with the situation.
Despite the criminal repercussions that Okoumou may face as a result of her actions, the people of the world are fully in support of her. People took to Twitter to support Okoumou