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A Staten Island woman was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 200 hours of community service for climbing the Statue of Liberty on July 4.

Therese Okoumou, 45, was convicted in December of trespassing. She had scaled the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and refused to come down in protest of President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that divided families at the southern border.

Okoumou, a pro-immigrant activist, is an immigrant from the Republic of Congo. The article goes on to state the following:

Okoumou arrived for sentencing at Manhattan federal court on Tuesday with tape over her mouth to protest what she said were limits on her freedom of expression.

Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein ordered her to take the tape off before sentencing could begin.

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