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Woman climbs Statue of Liberty to protest family separations

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A woman was taken into custody after she climbed up to the robes of the Statue of Liberty to protest against President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, prompting the separation of thousands of children from their immigrant parents.

Authorities on Wednesday tried to talk the woman identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou, down but she refused to leave, reports CNN.

For nearly three hours, she crossed the base of the statue, at times sitting in the folds of the statue’s dress and under Lady Liberty’s sandal.

Okoumou was part of a group of protesters and had declared that she wouldn’t come down until “all the children are released”, a New York Police Department said. IANS

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