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NYC: Immigration Activist Okoumou Put Under House Arrest over Protests

HeadlineMar 05, 2019

And in New York City, a judge has placed immigrant rights activist Patricia Okoumou under house arrest and has ordered her to wear an ankle monitor and surrender her passport, after a hearing Friday for allegedly violating the conditions of her release. Okoumou was arrested last July after scaling the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest President Trump’s family separation policy, and was charged with trespassing, interference with government agency functions and disorderly conduct. Two weeks ago, Okoumou was arrested in Texas after climbing atop a Southwest Key building to protest the jailing of migrant children—leading to her hearing last week for violating her bail. She is due to be sentenced for the New York charges later this month. Click here to see our recent interview with Okoumou, just hours before her Friday hearing.

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