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Who is Therese Okoumou, the woman who tried to scale the Statue of Liberty to protest immigration policy?

In August 2017, she was arrested last year for trespassing, obstruction of government administration and misdemeanor assault during a demonstration against the state Department of Labor on Varick Street. Okoumou, who carried a protest placard, had covered her mouth with tape and refused police demands that she leave the building. She refused to enter an ambulance by lying on the ground, kicking her feet and flailing her arms, according to police. She was charged with misdemeanor assault after one of the cops was hit during her flailing, authorities said.

JOHN ANNESE, Kerry Burke, JANON FISHER

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