>> The New York woman who protested at the base of the Lady Liberty for hours on Independence Day is said to be arraigned in federal court Thursday. 45 year old Therese Patricia Okoumou is charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and interference with governmental administration, according to reports, and is being held by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
A political activist group called, Rise and Resist, said Okoumou was part of its protest targeting the US immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which had been at the center of President Trump's policy that separated immigrant families at the border. Then, according to protesters, Okoumou went rogue.>> She didn't tell any of us this.
We didn't think that she would this. We didn't know, we thought it was just a coincidence that somebody was climbing the statue on the same day.>> And she was not an easy catch for authorities.>> We took our time to basically get a dialogue with her. It also was a technical rescue from where we were.
The angles that we had to go on, it was difficult to basically stand, there was nothing for us to grab.>> But some three hours later, Okoumou was being hauled away.>> I think the turning point was that we had a good rapport with her, and when we got her, she couldn't go any further.
I think she realized that her time was up up there.>> Time was up for thousands of tourist too who were evacuated from Liberty Island as the drama unfolded. Rise and Resist said it was working to get legal representation for Okoumou.