Protester arrested after climbing base of Statue of Liberty

Therese Patricia Okoumou, of Staten Island, was arrested after scaling the base of the statue and taking up temporary residence on Lady Liberty's right foot.
1:16 | 07/05/18

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Next tot, the julyth protester in court in New York. Prosecutors charging her with trespagnd dierly nduct for climbing statue of liberty, forcing thousands to ua on one of its busiest days of theyear. He's ABC's whit Johnson. Reporter: Tonight, fel charges for the woman at the center of this dramatiurth of July take Dow 44-year-old Patricia O bing the statue of liberty, toying with police for nearly ur hours. When we got her she couldn'tany further. Reporter: Officers fiy securing her, usinsaty harness, ropes a ladder to take her icustody. Okoumou part a group esting president trump's immigration po, but says she made a spur of the moment decision to climb thenic statue. When they go low, we go hig and I wenthigh as I could. Reporter: Prosecutors say her actions put lives in danger. Th NYPD diverting res. They're lng the boat land. Reporter: Authorities forced tocuate thousands of frustrated tourists from lty island. E planned it and everything he fourth of July O E, so, I'm very upset. Rorter: Tonight, okoumou actually thankhe U.S. Park poliffersold in her ar. She's pleaded not guilty to the multiple chargesinster. To whi Johnson for us tonight. Whit, thank you.

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