Liberal protests are oftentimes outrageous.
Some of the most infamous liberal protests include NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem and the Women’s March following President Trump’s inauguration — but this liberal’s protest just took it to a whole new level.
An anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protestor just went to dangerous lengths to prove her point — but to no avail.
A woman attempted to scale the Statue of Liberty in order to protest ICE.
This led to the evacuation of Liberty Island entirely.
44-year old Staten Island resident Therese Patricia Okoumou only made it as far as Lady Liberty’s base until authorities caught up to her and kept her from continuing.
She is a naturalized US citizen from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
After an hour long standoff with Staten Island Police, she was coaxed down.
The personal trainer turned activist appeared in court on Thursday, and reportedly pled not guilty for her crimes.
After her court appearance, Okoumou told reporters that she was protesting the separation of children from their immigrant parents along the border.
The climb was spontaneous, she also claimed. Okoumou had been a part of a larger protest earlier that Fourth of July day as a part of the Rise and Resist group.
Showing no remorse for her endangerment of many, Okoumou simply stated she would not do it again as the “judge told her not to.”
Unsurprisingly, Okoumou cited a familiar liberal source for her inspiration — Michelle Obama.
“Michelle Obama says when they go low, we go high, and I went as high as I could,” said Okoumou, noting that she arrived in the U.S. in 1994.
“This zero tolerance policy on immigration has to go,” she said. “We do not put children in cages, nothing you can say to me will justify putting children in cages.”
Liberty Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations on July Fourth—and was crowded with over 40,000 visitors when Okoumou’s senseless act called for an evacuation.
And now Okoumou may face criminal charges for her “peaceful” protest.
Worse yet, her activist group, Rise and Resist, released a statement claiming they were concerned for her safety in the hands of the law after her “rogue” actions.
“Patricia is our friend, our comrade, our sister,” the statement said in part. “From the moment that we realized that this amazing woman whom we have gotten to know, love, and respect was the person who had climbed to the foot of Lady Liberty, we had three concerns: one for her safety from falling, second, for her safety as a woman of color who was about to be engaged by law enforcement, and third, to find her the best legal representation that we could.”
Despite stating that her actions put both her life and the lives of tourists in jeopardy, the leftist activist group is supportive of her actions still, claiming she was trying to make a point.
Okoumou was not the only protestors arrested during this protest either—seven others face charges for disorderly conduct.
Do you believe Okoumou led a “peaceful” protest?
Or should she face serious criminal charges?
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