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Jewish Conservative Reporter Laura Loomer Chains Herself To Twitter NYC Headquarters in Free Speech Protest

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Conservative commentator and activist, Laura Loomer, handcuffed herself to the front door of Twitter’s headquarters in New York City on Thursday, after she was banned from the platform for hate speech.

But the protest ended just over two hours later, when Ms. Loomer asked NYPD officers to free her from the cuffs.

The free speech protest was live-streamed for several hours and supporters rallied around the conservative Jewish reporter. Police officers also turned away a pizza delivery, which someone had apparently ordered for Ms. Loomer, according to NBC News.

The 25-year-old reporter was permanently banned from the social media platform on November 21st after she posted a tweet on Ilhan Omar, an incoming congresswoman who is Muslim and holds vehemently anti-Israel positions and is in favor of instituting Sharia law.

In her tweet, Ms Loomer  pointed out that the newly elected Democratic congresswoman is “anti Jewish”. Twitter claimed that this tweet violated the company’s rules against “hateful conduct.”

Soon thereafter, Facebook followed Twitter’s lead and also banned the investigative reporter.

Responding to the ban from the social media giants, Ms. Loomer wore a sweater during her protest in New York which had  #STOPTHEBIAS written on the back.

Ms. Loomer also yelled into a megaphone “I want my Twitter,” and compared being banned from Twitter to the silencing of Jews during the Holocaust.

She said that she had been “silenced” for being a “Jewish conservative journalist” and that Twitter was “upholding sharia law” through the act of banning her.

According to the Independent of the UK, Ms. Loomer wore a yellow star; representative of those that the Jewish people in Europe were forced to wear in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust years of World War II.

“I am not going to stand by as people like Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg try to silence the voices of millions of conservatives,” Loomer said.

She asserted that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey banned her as a “Jewish conservative journalist,” a phrase she yelled repeatedly while chained to the building.

Ms. Loomer said that she would continue her protest for “as long as it took” to be given her account back, adding that she threw away the keys for her handcuffs.

During the Thursday afternoon protest, Ms Loomer told Twitter employees that they worked for an evil company. She had attached herself to only of the entrance doors and employees were not obstructed from entering and exiting te building.

In a statement released to the media during the protest, a spokesperson for Twitter said, “We have notified the relevant authorities who are responding. The account holder was suspended for violating our policies. We apply the Twitter Rules impartially and not based on ideology.”

Recently, Twitter also banned from its platform such other notable conservative reporters as Alex Jones for allegedly “violating” its terms of service.

Ms. Loomer’s freedom of speech protest topped off a increasing backlash from conservative groups which have claimed that Twitter holds a strong preference for liberal views and tries to silence conservatives and other voices that oppose liberal based policies.

 

 

 

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  1. Caren Besner

    12/02/2018 at 5:17 pm

    Vladimir Jabotinsky said, “The Jew learns not by way of reason but from catastrophes. He won’t buy an umbrella merely because he sees clouds in the sky. He waits until he is drenched and catches pneumonia.” Bravo to Laura Loomer for being able to forecast the next Holocaust. Jew-haters and those who silence and demonize Jews, do not have power UNLESS Jews are passive and do not speak up. Contemporary anti-Semitism is coming from ALL sides now! Islamic terrorists murder more people everyday than the KKK has in the past 70 years (approximately 30 since 1945), so why isn’t Twitter and Facebook shutting down hate-filled anti-Semitic comments referencing Marc Lamont Hill, Farrakhan, Linda Sarsour, and Ilhan Omar? By silencing Laura Loomer, do we realize that this is not just about Jews? It is a warning to everyone that Sharia Law, totalitarianism, and ultimately dictatorship are right around the corner. Of course, this will be done “in the name of the people.” Communists and fascist autocracies ALWAYS act “in the name of the people.” But history shows that tens of millions of people died in order to accomplish their nefarious goals, but then again, what are tens of millions of deaths, if your goal is a perfect society? Censorship of any kind is the first step along this path! Shame on Twitter and Facebook for being part of this process! They are far too deeply committed to their ideology than they are to the truth and facts. UNLESS we demand ALL voices be heard; even the opinions you don’t agree with, we will surely follow on the path of destruction. Why is Laura Loomer all alone??? Liberal media doesn’t tell us what’s going on in Europe where Jews are being murdered. After the Jews, they will come for you, too! Wake up Diasporic Jewry! Wake up, America!

  2. Yo

    12/05/2018 at 6:15 pm

    lol Loomer is trash and an idiot

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