Police capture woman who climbed the bottom of the Statue of Liberty

A woman has climbed the bottom of the Statue of Liberty in New York City

A woman has climbed the bottom of the Statue of Liberty in New York City

At least six people were arrested in the banner demonstration. With her lawyer Rhiya Trivedi, Okoumou spoke outside a NY courthouse about her status as a naturalized United States citizen from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the goals of her protest.

A Staten Island woman is facing a slew of charges after climbing the Statue of Liberty.

Okoumou is expected to appear in a Manhatten federal court on Thursday, the New York Times reports.

The New York City Department of Sanitation fined her $4,500 for the ads, which were affixed to utility poles, the Post reported. She abandoned the climb and the rescuers took her into custody.

When confronted by police, the woman initially claimed she would only come down when every migrant child and parent separated by the United States' zero-tolerance policy on its southern border had been reunited.

But Rise and Resist NYC, which organized the protest, said her protest on the statue was not part of the group's move.

Officers used harnesses and rops to approach the woman and grab her as she clung to the sloping side of the 91-metre-high statue.

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Trump said during a Montana campaign rally she should have been left alone until she chose to come down on her own. "The facade of the monument there is a granite rock-like surface that the average person wouldn't be able to scale", said National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis. "No child belongs in a cage", she added.

Rise and Resist said it was working to get legal representation for Okoumou. Two officers attached to ropes finally walked onto the base around 6:15 p.m. and led her to a ladder where she climbed to the observation deck about 25 feet below. "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".

The 44-year-old Congolese immigrant scaled the statue's base to protest the Trump administration's policy that has led to the separation of thousands of children from their families.

She joined the group Rise and Resist, which unfurled an "Abolish ICE" banner at the base of the statue on Wednesday, a few months ago and has been taking part in about one protest a week with the group, according to member Jay Walker.

The heroic Black woman, who is an immigrant herself, rose up in resistance and climbed the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July.

"Our beloved first lady that I care so much about says that when they go low, we go high".

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