AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - An activist is back on the ground after climbing a building in East Austin. Patricia Okoumou climbed on top of the Southwest Key building to protest the detention of immigrant children.
Okoumou is reportedly the same one who climbed the Statue of Liberty over the summer.
Patricia Okoumou jumped from the second floor of the SW Key building around 8 p.m. She was taken to a hospital to be checked out and then will be charged with trespassing and taken to jail.
She was heard chanting "Free the children. Let them go."
Southwest Key Programs manages a shelter in Brownsville that houses children separated from their parents after crossing into the United States illegally. Originally from San Antonio, the nonprofit is now based in Austin. They are in charge of dozens of shelters who house kids.
A woman has climbed the #southwestkey building in #eastaustin to protest against the detention of immigrant children. She is chanting, “Free the children. Let them go.” @fox7austin pic.twitter.com/YA9reCv9A5— Jennifer Kendall (@jenniferonFOX7) February 20, 2019