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Woman arrested for climbing Statue of Liberty

Thu, Jul 05, 2018, 09:47 AM
A woman was arrested following a four-hour standoff with police after climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty and sparking an evacuation of New York City's Liberty Island on Wednesday, just hours before the US Independence Day fireworks were due to begin. The woman, who has been identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou, climbed to the base of the Statue of Liberty in protest against US President Donald Trump's immigration policy and the separation of migrant families. According to local media, Okoumou is affiliated with anti-Trump group Rise and Resist, which has declared no link to the protest action.
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