Alt Right Commentator Laura Loomer Handcuffs Self To Twitter Building, Nothing Happens
Quite an overreaction to not reading my Tweets, but okay.
Alt right commentator Laura Loomer was banned from Twitter for spreading hate speech earlier this month, joining Richard Spencer and Milo Yannipoulis as some of the alt right figures who got banned for basically saying a lot of very racist stuff. This banning follows on the heels of Laura Loomer losing her Verified status. The Jewish alt right commentator then joined Gab, the same openly bigoted message board that played host, and defended playing host, to the man who shot up the Pittsburgh synagogue, killing eleven Jews. However, that didn’t seem to satisfy her, and in what has to be the most ineffective protest we have seen to date, Laura Loomer, wearing the yellow star worn by those in the Holocaust in a very dramatic reaction to not being allowed to read my Tweets, has handcuffed herself to the doors of the Twitter building.
laura loomer handcuffed herself to the doors outside twitter.
the doors still work and other people can go in and out.
she literally locked herself out of twitter through her own actions.
is this the meaning of her elaborate art installation?
— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) November 29, 2018
Laura Loomer’s asking people to “raise their hands if they’ve been shadow banned” and the videographer is just shooting the faces of people laughing at herhttps://t.co/DXB8xa21OZ
— Gay Apparel Donner Li'l 🎄 (@karengeier) November 29, 2018
Twitter is overrun with videos of Laura Loomer handcuffed to the building and the reactions are… not good. While some far right organizations, wishing to play up the false idea that Twitter shadow bans Republicans (not really a real thing, and more a concept created to drum up sympathy for Twitter by Twitter’s more alt right figures), have sympathy, for the most part the internet has been absolutely merciless making fun of Laura Loomer whose very dramatic protest has been playing to laughs and crickets.
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 29, 2018
*government shoots gas at children*
THE RIGHT: this is nothing like the the Holocaust everyone calm down.
*woman loses her Twitter account*
THE RIGHT: pic.twitter.com/RhoSBIJtZe
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 29, 2018
The police have come by, and Twitter made the very smart choice to not indulge Laura Loomer’s desire to be a martyr, not arresting her and letting her stay chained to the door as long as she wants to be chained to the door of the Twitter building.
lol police inform Laura Loomer that Twitter isn't pressing charges and she can stay chained to their door as long as she wants
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) November 29, 2018
So uhh. Good luck Laura Loomer! I don’t know if being Jewish on Gab is a ton of fun, and I don’t think invoking the Holocaust because you can’t @ reply articles with hate speech any more is a great thing to do! Whatever!
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