Who is Laura Loomer and why did she handcuff herself to Twitter HQ in New York?

She has been described as a “far-right provocateur” by Fortune magazine.

Who is Laura Loomer?

Loomer, 25, was born on May 21, 1993.

She was raised in Arizona and went to Mount Holyoke College and eventually graduated from Barry University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

She has previously worked for the Canadian right-wing website The Rebel Media during the summer 2017.

She has also worked for Project Veritas with James O’Keefe.

Loomer has described herself as a nationalist and a “proud Jew”.

She has also denounced the alt-right and Richard B Spencer who coined the term.

She has also advocated a number of bizarre conspiracy theories, most notably those involved with mass shootings.


Loomer has infamously claimed the school shootings in Santa Fe, Texas and Parkland, Florida were staged but has not produced any evidence.

She has also claimed the Las Vegas mass shooter was affiliated to ISIS.

Loomer notoriously disrupted a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar.

Before being escorted off the stage by security, Loomer shouted "Stop the normalization of political violence against the right! This is unacceptable!"

Why did she handcuff herself to Twitter HQ in New York?

In her latest stunt Loomer handcuffed herself to Twitter’s New York headquarters on November 29 in protest over the internet company banning her from the social media platform.

Her account was removed a week ago after she posted a tweet about Minnesota Rep-elect Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, which criticised her Muslim faith and called Omar “anti Jewish” and pro-Sharia law.

The new stunt was livestreamed and Loomer was seen wearing a yellow Star of David on her chest.

Loomer yelled at one point, "They don't want you guys to know the truth," to a group of people who stood across the street.

"I am not going to stand by as people like Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg [try to] silence the voices of millions of conservatives,"

Twitter in recent months has banned from its platform some other far-right figures, such as conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violating its terms of service.


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