2019-03-01 12:42:14

Activist Faces Prison for Climbing Statue of Liberty & Southwest Key HQ to Protest Family Separation

Last week, immigrant activist Patricia Okoumou climbed the Southwest Key building in Austin, Texas, to protest the company jailing immigrant children. Now a judge in New York will decide whether to revoke her bail from her first arrest, when she climbed the Statue of Liberty on July 4 to protest President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy. Okoumou was with the group Rise and Resist on July 4 last year as they dropped a banner from the statute that read ”ABOLISH ICE.” She broke away from the group and climbed all the way to Lady Liberty’s left foot, where she continued to protest and refused to leave until she was arrested. She has since pleaded not guilty to trespassing, interference with government agency functions and disorderly conduct. Her sentencing is scheduled for March 19, but prosecutors claim her latest protest was a violation of the terms of her bond, and she has been ordered back to court today. She joins us just hours before her appearance.

Family Separation Immigration New York Patricia Okoumou State of Liberty

Immigration

Democracy Now!

Rep. Ro Khanna on Border Guards Whipping Haitians, U.S. Drone Strikes, Afghanistan & Ending Iraq War

Rep. Ro Khanna on Border Guards Whipping Haitians, U.S. Drone Strikes, Afghanistan & Ending Iraq War

Democracy Now!

“People Are Desperate”: Biden Vows Mass Deportations as 1000s of Haitian Refugees Shelter in Del Rio

“People Are Desperate”: Biden Vows Mass Deportations as 1000s of Haitian Refugees Shelter in Del Rio

Democracy Now!

Groups Demand Biden Halt Deportations as Haiti Reels from Earthquake, Storm & Moïse Assassination

Groups Demand Biden Halt Deportations as Haiti Reels from Earthquake, Storm & Moïse Assassination

Democracy Now!

Stephen Miller’s “Racist Hysteria” Made It Harder for Afghan Allies to Get Visas

Stephen Miller’s “Racist Hysteria” Made It Harder for Afghan Allies to Get Visas

Related

Democracy Now!

The Globalized, Corporate-led Food System Is Failing Us: Boycott Grows of U.N. Food Summit

The Globalized, Corporate-led Food System Is Failing Us: Boycott Grows of U.N. Food Summit

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff

Economic Update: Occupy Wall Street: Analysis & Legacy

Economic Update: Occupy Wall Street: Analysis & Legacy

Democracy Now!

Betrayal at Attica: NY Violently Crushed Attica Prison Uprising Amid Negotiations & Covered It Up

Betrayal at Attica: NY Violently Crushed Attica Prison Uprising Amid Negotiations & Covered It Up

Democracy Now!

Former Attica Prisoner Describes Racist, Brutal Treatment That Sparked Deadly Uprising 50 Years Ago

Former Attica Prisoner Describes Racist, Brutal Treatment That Sparked Deadly Uprising 50 Years Ago

Proud Partners