Trial date set for ‘Liberty’ climber
NEW YORK (AP) – A protester who was arrested after climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest America’s immigration policies says she wants to go to trial.
Therese Okoumou appeared at federal court in Manhattan Tuesday, where a judge set a Nov. 5 trial date. She’s charged with trespassing and other misdemeanors.
Okoumou, who’s a naturalized U.S. citizen from Congo, has said she climbed about 100 feet to the bottom of the statue’s robes on July Fourth to protest Republican President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.