Black Woman Protester Arrested For Climbing Statue Of Liberty
A Black woman, Therese Patricia Okoumou has been arrested at the Statue of Liberty after she climbed it yesterday in protest of Trump’s immigration policy. Black Twitter, who seemed to know the woman’s identity before it hit mainstream news outlets, rushed to her support along with Black activist organizations, who reportedly helped the woman get a lawyer and raise money for legal fees. While many consider Okoumou, possibly an immigrant from the Congo, a patriot for her non-violent protest, others on social media decried her actions.
Rise and Resist, the organization who dropped a banner asking for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on the Statue on the Fourth, issued a statement distancing themselves from Okoumou.