NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was back to a Manhattan court Friday for the woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on July 4.

Therese Patricia Okoumou appeared at a pre-trial hearing before a federal judge.

She has pleaded not guilty to three federal misdemeanor charges for the climb. She said she was protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

Police officers secure safety cables on a woman who climbed onto the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018. (credit: CBS2)

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a fine.

  1. Can she say what she’s saying in her country of origin? I bet she will be dead by now. Hypocrite!!! I am an African and understand the consequences of her hypocritical behavior. Go back home and become an activist. That’s where that energy is needed. Stop your opportunist behaviors. Every one latch on Trump like a leech to get their 15 mins fame. People are murdered everyday in Congo and you’re not out there to defend them. Common now…. I wonder if Americans are truly paying attention to your comments? You called them drug addicts, racists, KKK, etc. and they’re cheering for your. Hmmmmm. Something is wrong somewhere. Chanel all these energy in making sure that the people from the Democratic Republic of Congo have a better life and equal opportunity as you know and have in the United States. That way, you’ll be making a difference and a true activist.

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