The anti-ICE protester who was jailed for climbing the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July is an African immigrant from the Congo who was arrested in 2017 for assaulting a police officer.
Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, immigrated to the United States 10 years ago and lives in Staten Island, a borough of New York. She’s a personal trainer who participates in weekly anti-Trump protests, according to the NY Daily News.
Okoumou climbed the 89-foot-tall of the Statue of Liberty to protest the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which enforces decades-long federal immigration law that predates President Trump’s tenure.
She is a member of Rise and Resist, an anti-Trump group which held an “Abolish ICE” banner at the foot of the Statue of Liberty before her climb.
Okoumou vowed to stay atop the Statue of Liberty until “all the [illegal-alien] children are released.” In reality, Okoumou came down two hours into her failed publicity stunt after being taken into custody by cops.
Liberty Island had to evacuate 4,500 tourists on Independence Day thanks to Okoumou and her motley crew of fellow protesters.
A team of police officers risked their lives climbing the Statue of Liberty to rescue Therese Okoumou. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Okoumou is now sitting in jail along with six of her “Rise and Resist” crew, who ruined a holiday for innocent bystanders and police alike.
Okoumou is facing charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct, and interfering with government functions.
In August 2017, Okoumou was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault for injuring a cop while resisting arrest during a protest.
She has a history of filing unsuccessful race-discrimination lawsuits.
In 2003, she filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit claiming racial discrimination after being fired from a battered-women’s shelter called Safe Horizons. According to court records, Okoumou’s boss said she was fired because she rude and unprofessional to clients and colleagues. She lost the lawsuit.
In 2007, Okoumou unsuccessfully filed another race discrimination complaint against a group home in Staten Island. It’s unclear who’s paying Okoumou’s bills while she participates in weekly anti-Trump protests, or why she didn’t launch similar protests when Barack Obama jailed and mass-deported illegal aliens during his eight years as president.
Moreover, if Okoumou hates President Trump so much and thinks the United States is so racist, why doesn’t she just leave?
— Morena Basteiro (@morenabasteiro) July 5, 2018
As BizPac Review has reported, there’s no chance ICE will be abolished because of the countless crucial duties it performs to safeguard national security, stem human trafficking, arrest child molesters, pedophiles, and MS-13 gang members, and prevent terrorism.
While liberals gleefully cheered Therese Okoumou as a hero, this is how she actually came across to most of the world:
Protesting on the Statue of Liberty:
What you thought you'd look like vs. How you actually look. pic.twitter.com/RBYjZb5lkY
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 4, 2018
Where was the liberal outrage when Obama separated children from their illegal-immigrant parents and mass-deported them?
Obama separated families at the border.
Obama housed unaccompanied minors in tent cities & in cages.
Obama prosecuted hundreds of thousands for illegal border crossings.
Obama deported millions.
Where was this TIME cover then?
(Yes, the children in cages photo was taken in 2014) pic.twitter.com/uywXO4FIBi
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 21, 2018
Obama held kids in cages for years Not one Democrat ever protested
They care nothing about illegal kids they only want to defeat @realDonaldTrump
Stand Up America Nov we must end the @DNC hate and violence pic.twitter.com/7aFcOIJOSt
— AppSame (@AppSame) June 30, 2018
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