Statue Of Liberty Climber Due In Court

07 July, 2018, 14:16 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Woman Climbing the Statue of Liberty on July 4th: ‘No Connection’ to Rise & Resist Protest

For almost three hours on the Fourth of July, a woman scaled the Statue of Liberty and refused to leave in order to protest President Donald Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their family. The naturalized USA citizen from Congo was escorted off the landmark by police on Wednesday, and pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct on Thursday.

- She declared that she wouldn't come down until "all the children are released", according to sources.

Her climb sparked a almost four-hour standoff with police.

The crass pretender to the crown could likewise learn some dignity and eloquence from Okoumou, but (duh) he won't; at a deranged rally Thursday, he was his usual stately self as he sneered, "You saw that clown yesterday on the Statue of Liberty?"

Okoumou pleaded not guilty at a court hearing where she was treated like a rock star by a courtroom packed with supporters wearing pro-immigration T-shirts who crowded the courtroom.

Donning a "white supremacy is terrorism" shirt outside of the courthouse on Thursday, Okoumou said her decision was "spur of the moment". "While we must and do respect the rights of the people to peaceably protest, that right does not extend to breaking the law in ways that put others at risk".

Belgium defeat England 1-0 as stars watch from bench
The victor of Group G will play Japan in the last-16, and then a potential quarter-final against either Brazil or Mexico. The two managers made a combined 17 changes - Belgium nine, England eight - leading many to dub this game the phoney war.

"Our beloved first lady that I care so much about said that when they go low, we go high, and I went as high as I could", Okoumou said.

Outside court, the naturalized U.S. citizen from Congo said she climbed the landmark as a spur-of-the-moment protest over the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policies that resulted in the separation of immigrant children from parents accused of crossing the U.S. -Mexico border illegally. Although the group had planned a Fourth of July protest at the Statue of Liberty and even unfurled a banner that read "Abolish ICE" near the base of the monument, climbing the pedestal was apparently not part of their plan. "And when we got her, she couldn't go any further, and I think she realized that her time was up there", Glacken said.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for August 3.

Okoumou remained silent after someone asked about how she felt about people who "saved their money" to visit the statue not being able to due to her protest. If she is convicted of the charges, she could face up to 18 months behind bars.

Visitors were evacuated from Liberty Island via tour boats, as two Emergency Services Unit officers climbed a ladder to the statue's base, hoping to reason with the woman.

Recommended:

  • Israel Warns Syria Against Golan Deployment, Boosts Refugee Aid

    Israel Warns Syria Against Golan Deployment, Boosts Refugee Aid

    He also said rebels had agreed on a phased handover of their weapons and the deployment of Russian military police in the area near the Jordanian border as part of the deal.
    Court: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.

    Court: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.

    If sent to the U.S. , he will face charges of racketeering, fraud and money laundering carrying jail terms of up to 20 years. German-born Kim Dotcom denies the allegations against him. "I will appeal to the Supreme Court".
    Fortnite Playground v2: What Are the Playground Mode v2 Changes?

    Fortnite Playground v2: What Are the Playground Mode v2 Changes?

    Fortnite developer Epic has announced the temporary closure of the game's sandbox mode, Playground , to take place on July 12. On the plus side, Epic Games has said that it has heard fans' pleas for the Playground mode to become a permanent game type.
  • OnePlus 5 and 5T Will be Getting Faster Android Updates As Well

    OnePlus 5 and 5T Will be Getting Faster Android Updates As Well

    Apart from the OnePlus 5 and 5T, around 20 other smartphones including the Huawei P10/P10 Plus and LG's V30 have made the jump. OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T , the flagship phones from 2017 will get support for Google's Project Treble with the new Open beta .

    Carmelo Anthony Leaving OKC Thunder: Will He Join LeBron James In LA?

    Multiple teams, including Houston, have interest in signing Anthony, according to the report. The OK3 experiment looks to be officially finished in Oklahoma City.
    EU Vote On Controversial Copyright Rules Notches Early Win For Tech Giants

    EU Vote On Controversial Copyright Rules Notches Early Win For Tech Giants

    Among the other subscribers in the letter was Vint CERF , one of the "fathers of the Internet", Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web.
  • Defending hot dog eating champion sets new record

    Defending hot dog eating champion sets new record

    It turns out Chestnut didn't take down the 64 dogs as noted by the manual counter situated over his head during the competition. Nothing says the Fourth of July like barbecues, fireworks and Joey Chestnut winning the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest .
    Diver Dies During Rescue Efforts for Cave-Trapped Thai Boys

    Diver Dies During Rescue Efforts for Cave-Trapped Thai Boys

    It's taken even experienced rescue divers up to five hours to safely navigate the unsafe cave channels to reach the team. The only way to reach them was by navigating dark and tight passageways filled with muddy water and strong currents.

    5 important takeaways from the June jobs report

    Revised figures for April and May bring the monthly average for this year to 214,000 jobs-up from 182,000 the year before. Major trade partners, including China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union, have retaliated with their own tariffs.
  • This is how Hitchin's Victoria pub celebrated England-Colombia penalty shootout win

    This is how Hitchin's Victoria pub celebrated England-Colombia penalty shootout win

    Dier's emphatic finish did exactly that, putting England into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2006. Pickford , 24, was one of the heroes of England's win over Colombia on Tuesday night.
    Caroline Wozniacki departs Wimbledon early once again

    Caroline Wozniacki departs Wimbledon early once again

    Very little did not work on this day, and he's allowed his two opponents to collect a total of 17 games through six sets. Fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro thumped Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-4 6-1 6-2 in 95 minutes to move into the third round.
    CBBC Newsround: Will Sweden beat England? The fans think so!

    CBBC Newsround: Will Sweden beat England? The fans think so!

    Gerrard, 38, made over 100 appearances for England, serving as Three Lions captain at times during his global career and scoring 21 goals along the way.


Popular

Eating Nuts May Boost Male Fertility
Drawbacks to the study include that all the men were healthy, apparently fertile and eating a specific diet, Dr. As well as improvements in sperm count and shape, the researchers examined the quality of DNA inside the sperm.

Tony Parker leaving Spurs to sign with Hornets
Leonard is now seeking a trade after playing in only nine games last season because of his injured right quad. In March, a frustrated Parker told the media that his injury was "a hundred times worse" than Leonard's.

Trump Tariffs Against China Take Effect
China immediately responded with their own tariffs on $34 billion of American imports, primarily affecting US Auto and US Soy. The other $228.99 goes elsewhere. "If we don't find an exit ramp, this will accelerate like a snowball going down a hill".

Star Wars: Episode IX Enlists Keri Russell for 'Action-Heavy' Role
Abrams is directing the upcoming Star Wars film and has been spending most of his time working on the script with Lawrence Kasdan. According to Variety , Russell is in talks to play an undisclosed role in Star Wars IX that requires "action-heavy fight scenes".

North Carolina man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job
Vermitsky said his client has had to take his wife and children away from their home to a safe location. The statement did not mention him by name but said that he is no longer employed with the company.

Can Elon Musk lend a hand to Thailand's cave rescue efforts?
The project met its deadline which, if it had been missed, Musk had said would have cost him "probably $50 million or more". The reason for the shift is not clear, but Musk's tweets have driven business in the past.

Test your quarter-final knowledge
After Mexico was eliminated this week by Brazil , fans went to the Izmailovo market in Moscow looking to swap their sombreros. None of the teams in this side of the draw would have begun the tournament with realistic expectations of reaching the final.

Brazil aim to beat Belgium over 90 minutes in quarters, says Tite
Only a three-goal comeback in the last 15 minutes saw Roberto Martinez's side book their ticket for the last eight. Fernandinho will be replacing him in the starting Xi and that shows the amount of talent they have in the squad.

Trump to be greeted with 'Trump baby' blimp in London
But the US President will spend hardly any time in London , minimizing the risk of awkward encounters with angry protesters. In order to secure consent to protest in Parliament Square Gardens, you have to apply via the events team at City Hall.

Wimbledon favorite Petra Kvitova out in first round
And she angrily turned on critics after losing in the first round of the recent French Open - calling them "bastards". She has the momentum and belief at the moment, I expect her to push through.