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The group, of which half a dozen were arrested, was demonstrating against the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

Therese Okoumou is surrounded by supporters as she leaves Federal court on July 5, 2018, in NY.

A woman appears to be climbing up the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018, in NY.

- She will appear in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday. "But we were persistent, stayed up there", Emergency Service Unit Detective Brian Glacken told reporters on Thursday morning. The woman then climbed down eight meters to the observation deck, where she was taken into custody.

She said she did it because of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has separated thousands of young children from their parents.

NY police assisted US Park Police to remove her from Lady Liberty.

Seven protesters were arrested on the island earlier in the day, the National Park Service said.

"She said she was sorry for having us come up there".

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'They protect us, and we protect them, ' Trump said of ICE agents.

Wearing a "Rise and Resist" T-shirt, Okoumou spent almost four hours on the statue, the fabled symbol of welcome to immigrants in NY harbor, forcing police into a risky retrieval mission and causing the evacuation of Liberty Island on Wednesday. Okoumou told police she was protesting the separation of immigrant children from parents who cross the U.S. -Mexico border illegally.

The group did release a statement offering its support for Okoumou, explaining that all along they were concerned for her safety and are now looking for legal representation for her.

Demonstrations have recently taken place across the USA after it emerged that Ice agents had separated thousands of young children from parents who had entered the United States illegally. Okoumou, who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on a busy Fourth of July in what prosecutors called a "dangerous stunt" pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct.

She was apprehended by New York Police Department officers after a almost four-hour standoff as she refused to descend from the national monument's base.

"I think the message was sent".

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886 and has served as a symbol of the U.S.as a country of immigrants.

Trump, at a rally in Great Falls, Montana, called Okoumou a "clown" and praised the Park Police for getting her down safely.


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