Black Woman Who Climbed Statue of Liberty is Immigrant from DR Congo

Therese_Patricia_OkoumouTherese Patricia Okoumou, the activist who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on July 4, said after her arraignment Thursday that she was inspired by Michelle Obama’sfamous quote.

The 44-year-old is a legal immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and she climbed the statue to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border. She’s also a member of the anti-Trump “Rise and Resist” group that is reportedly partially funded by Hillary Clinton’s foundation and globalist George Soros.

“Michelle Obama — our beloved First Lady that I care so much about — said, ‘When they go low, we go high,’ and I went as high as I could,” Okoumou said Thursday outside the Manhattan federal courthouse