adding for the image alone.. on 4th
karla fc holloway (@ProfHolloway) tweeted at 8:15 PM – 4 Jul 2018 :
A Black woman sits at the base of Liberty. Because #SomeOfUsAreBrave. #TheresePatriciaOkoumou https://t.co/2TjQmfZE7O (http://twitter.com/ProfHolloway/status/1014694132810502144?s=17)
Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) tweeted at 4:54 AM – 5 Jul 2018 :
#TheresePatriciaOkoumou, who immigrated to the US from Congo, climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July to protest children being detained at the border. (The last image is for perspective on just how high she climbed) #HappyFourth https://t.co/L6K15E28bA (http://twitter.com/girlsreallyrule/status/1014824959099789319?s=17)
Tom Cox (@tomintheburgh) tweeted at 7:53 PM – 4 Jul 2018 :
Therese Patricia Okoumou…an immigrant, putting her body on the line for other immigrants, literally grasping the hem of Lady Liberty’s garment on the 4th of July. This will be iconic. #TheresePatriciaOkoumou https://t.co/40SmHRTYuy (http://twitter.com/tomintheburgh/status/1014688740206415872?s=17)
She joined the group Rise and Resist, which unfurled an “Abolish ICE” banner at the base of the statue on Wednesday, a few months ago and has been taking part in about one protest a week with the group, according to member Jay Walker.
The group disavowed her lawbreaking stunt on their social media posts, but they expressed concern for her well-being.
Her name is #TheresaPatriciaOkoumou. https://t.co/6GN6x6vyg5
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Sifill_LDF/status/1015006661755498498
“Michelle Obama said when they go low, we go high. And I went as high as I could.”