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Therese Patricia Okoumou Bio, Biography, Age, Nationality, Scales Statue of Liberty, Arrest and Charges.

Scaling the base of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday 4 July 2018 (American Independence Day)

Therese Patricia Okoumou Bio (Biography)

Therese Patricia Okoumou, currently 44 years old as of 2018, was born and educated in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a resident of Staten Island, in New York where she has lived for at least the last ten years.

Therese Patricia Okoumou Age

She is currently 44 years old as of 2018
Occupation Activists from the Rise and Resist
Nationaly American Congolese
Renowned for  Scaling the base of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday 4 July 2018 (American Independence Day) as part of a protest against U.S. immigration policy

Therese Patricia Okoumou Biography

Therese Patricia Okoumou, currently 44 years old as of 2018, was born and educated in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a resident of Staten Island, in New York where she has lived for at least the last ten years.

Public records show that Okoumou has a long history of battling social equity fights, even her own.

In 2003, she filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit, charging racial discrimination after being terminated from a job as a staff member at a battered women’s’ home called Safe Horizons. Okoumou’s supervisor complained that she was rude to different staff members and customers at the shelter, as per court records. Her legal advisor, in the end, pulled back from the case and she represented herself, unsuccessfully for the rest of the case.

She won $1,500 in a 2009 racial segregation claim against a Staten Island towing organization, County Recovery.

She unsuccessfully recorded a human rights complaint in 2007 against a group home in Staten Island for racial segregation.

Therese Patricia Okoumou scales Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July

Therese joined the group Rise and Resist, which unfurled an “Abolish ICE” banner at the base of the statue of Liberty on Wednesday 4 July 2018. She has been taking part in about one protest a week with the group, according to member Jay Walker. She scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday 4 July 2018 as part of a protest against U.S. immigration policy. According to his colleague, Walker;

She’s been an active member of Rise and Resist for four or five months; She has participated in quite a few of our actions. No one in the group knew this was going to happen. We don’t know if she did it on the spur of the moment or if she had been planning it beforehand.” Walker.

She was arrested and charged with federal trespassing, disorderly conduct and other charges. She’s scheduled to be arraigned in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday, 5 July 2018.

The group disavowed her lawbreaking stunt on their social media posts, but they expressed concern for her well-being following her arrest on the same day, 4 July 2018.

Neighbors on Staten Island said that they were astounded by her statue stunt, yet not by her reasoning.

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