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High-profile attorney Michael Avenatti says he will represent the activist who was arrested this summer for climbing the State of Liberty to protest President Trump’s immigration policies.
Avenatti announced Thursday that he will join the legal team of Therese Patricia Okoumou, at her request, relating to the charges she faces from her July 4 protest.
The article goes on to state the following:
Okoumou, 44, was arrested for attempting to scale the 150-foot-tall Statue of Liberty to protest the Trump administration’s now-rescinded policy of separating migrant families who crossed the southern border illegally.
Below is an announcement concerning my representation of activist @POkoumou. The separation of families at our southern border and lack of unification remains a critically important issue for our nation and the world. pic.twitter.com/phObGvj7c5
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) December 6, 2018
— Rise and Resist (@riseandresistny) August 3, 2018
— New York Post (@nypost) July 6, 2018
Statue of Liberty climber identified as immigrant activist.#TheresePatriciaOkoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — was the person responsible for the #4thofJuly protest.
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) July 5, 2018
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