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Lara Loomer chained herself to Twitter HQ after she got banned



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  • Laura Loomer has handcuffed herself to the entrance of
    Twitter’s headquarters in New York City.
  • Loomer is protesting the platform’s decision to kick her off
    the platform for violating its rules on “hateful conduct.”
  • In addition to Twitter, Loomer has been temporarily banned on
    Facebook, and was banned from Uber and Lyft last year for
    comments she has made about Muslims.

In response to getting kicked off Twitter, far-right conservative
Laura Loomer chained herself to the platform’s Manhattan
headquarters Thursday night.

video posted to Periscope
on Thursday night captured Laura
Loomer, who had handcuffed to the glass doors leading into
Twitter’s Manhattan headquarters. It didn’t take long before a
mounting crowd and police presence gathered, and the street was
closed off.

At its peak, the Periscope live stream had almost 10,000 viewers.

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“It’s almost as if Twitter hates Jews and conservatives,” Loomer
said during her protest. “When is Jack Dorsey going to stop
censoring conservatives? When am I going to get my Twitter back?
I’ll be here as long as it takes.”

Twitter permanently banned Loomer from the platform in November
after a tweet she sent about Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar. In
a post on her website, Loomer posted a screenshot of the message
Twitter sent her, saying she had violated the platform’s rules on
“hateful conduct.”

Loomer tweeted that Omar, one of first
two Muslim women elected to Congress
, was “anti-Jewish” and
that her religion pushed homophobia and abuse of women.

laura loomer tweet ban

Facebook followed suit, but has only issued a temporary 30-day

This isn’t the first time Loomer has tried to capture the
attention of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. When Dorsey testified in
front of Congress in September,
she interrupted the hearing
to call the CEO a “liar.”

“We have notified the relevant authorities who are responding,”
Twitter said in a statement to Business Insider. “The account
holder was suspended for violating our policies. We apply the
Twitter Rules impartially and not based on ideology.”

Loomer’s behavior has also led to similar bans in the past. In
late 2017, Uber and Lyft both kicked her off their ride-sharing
services for a series of tweets Loomer posted about Muslim
drivers for the platforms.

“I’m late to the NYPD press conference because I couldn’t find a
non Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver for over 30 min! This is
insanity,” Loomer wrote.

Read more:

Uber and Lyft bar far-right activist who complained about Muslim
Uber drivers

Loomer has also accused Twitter of holding up a “double standard”
that allows anyone on the platform who is liberal or Muslim to do
“whatever they want.” During her protest, Loomer wore a Jewish
star reminiscent of the Holocaust as a symbol of what she says is
rampant anti-Semitism on Twitter.

Police have informed Loomer that Twitter says it won’t press
charges against her for chaining herself to its headquarters.,
and that she’s allowed to stay chained to the door as long as she
According to the New York Civil Liberties Union
, protestors
cannot block the entrance into a building under New York City

Loomer says she doesn’t have a key to unlock her handcuffs.
Police officers have offered to cut the chain off for her if she
would like them to.

“I wish I could give you an answer, but Facebook and Twitter
won’t let me speak,” Loomer said on the livestream.

Check out the livestream below:


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