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Feet Metres: u.s.-Mexico Border and Therese Okoumou

feet metres: With the dramatic scene unfolding on live television, she and the officers edged carefully around the statue toward a ladder, and she climbed down about 25 feet 8 metres to the monument's observation point and was taken into custody, according to Vancouver Courier. The woman, Therese Okoumou, told police she was protesting the separation of immigrant children from parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, according to a federal official who was briefed on what happened but wasn't authorized to discuss it and spoke on the condition of anonymity. The woman and at least a half-dozen demonstrators who displayed the banner were arrested, while the climb forced thousands of visitors to leave the iconic American symbol on the nation's birthday.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver High on Life vloggers die in Shannon Falls tragedy Vancouver acting community rallies behind couple who lost everything in Kitsilano fire HOLinspired Friends of Vancouver High on Life vloggers pay tribute Nine Lower Mainland Safeway stores close today, affecting 1,000 workers About 100 feet 30 metres aboveground, the woman engaged in a four-hour standoff with police before two officers climbed up to the base and went over to her. A message left at a possible phone number for Okoumou wasn't immediately returned. Walker said the other demonstrators had no idea the woman would make the ascent, which wasn't part of the planned protest. The climber was among about 40 demonstrators who earlier unfurled a banner calling for abolishing the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency, said Jay W. Walker, an organizer with Rise and Resist, which arranged the demonstration. ( As reported in the news.