NYC: Immigrant Rights Activist Who Scaled Statue of Liberty Gets 5 Years’ Probation

HeadlineMar 20, 2019

Immigrant rights activist Patricia Okoumou, who was arrested last year after scaling the Statue of Liberty to protest family separations, was sentenced to five years of probation and 200 hours of community service. Okoumou arrived at the New York City court, where she was greeted by supporters. She taped her mouth and other parts of her face before entering the courthouse for her ruling. Okoumou has vowed to continue her activism and protests against Trump’s immigration policies.

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