Update: A spokesperson in the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office told The Post Millennial in regard to the arrest, "Our office is in the process of evaluating whether Defendant Shen violated the conditions of bond."
A violent suspect who was arrested trying to shut down a pro-Daniel Penny rally in Manhattan was out on bond for a leftist domestic terrorism case in Atlanta.
Teresa Yue Shen, 31, of Brooklyn, was one of several far-left militants charged with domestic terrorism in January in Atlanta, following a deadly shooting incident at an Antifa-linked autonomous zone occupation at the heart of the “Stop Cop City” movement. Shen’s $20,000 bond was fronted by far-left activist Daniel Hanley. The Atlanta Solidarity Fund, a project of 501(c)(3) nonprofit Network For Strong Communities, has been raising cash for Antifa and domestic terrorism suspects arrested since last year.
Shen graduated from Barnard College before working for Reuters and CNN. She is the daughter of a wealthy mainland Chinese pharma tycoon family.
On Wednesday, Shen was arrested by the NYPD at Collect Pond Park in lower Manhattan. Around 60 people gathered to show support for Daniel Penny, the Marine veteran being prosecuted for the death of violent homeless man, Jordan Neely. The rally attendees were then confronted by leftist counter-protesters, including Shen.
Domestic terrorism suspect Teresa Yue Shen has been arrested at far-left direct actions in multiple states
Shen was charged with attempted assault on a police officer, attempted assault, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct. A masked Shen is seen on video trying to “de-arrest” her comrade, Jennifer Hansen, who was also arrested.
Hansen, 31, of Brooklyn, is a close associate of Shen. They were arrested together at another far-left riot in New Jersey in June 2021. They have also been filmed together at numerous far-left direct actions in New York City in recent months. Hansen was hit with the same charges as Shen at Wednesday’s direct action.
38-year-old Johny Grima was the third suspect arrested at the riot.
Teresa Yue Shen (left) tries to ‘de-arrest’ comrade Jennifer Hansen at the riot in Collect Pond Park in Manhattan. Screenshot: Elad Eliahu
Jennifer Hansen was arrested at the anti-Daniel Penny riot. Photo: Elad Eliahu
“In my experience, Shen is a frequent agitator and instigator at far-left protests in New York and has repeatedly been willing to get physical with NYPD officers in attempts to ‘dearrest’ comrades,” freelance photographer Elad Eliahu told The Post Millennial.
The Dekalb County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney’s Office would not provide comment about Shen’s bonded release conditions though typically suspects must agree to refrain from further criminal activity before trial. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office was reached for comment.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is taking a lead role in investigating the “Stop Cop City” domestic terror attacks.
“We are following up with the appropriate agency regarding this New York incident,” a GBI spokesperson said in response to an inquiry about Shen’s new arrest.
Since June 2021, far-left extremists from across the US and abroad, many of whom are associated with Antifa, descended on a forested area southeast of Atlanta, declaring it separate from American jurisdiction and a cop-free zone. The occupiers have repeatedly destroyed construction equipment and assaulted construction workers and police.
On May 24, the Department of Homeland Security issued a domestic terrorism bulletin adding the “Stop Cop City” movement to its list of domestic violent extremists.
“Since spring of 2022, alleged DVEs in Georgia have cited anarchist violent extremism, animal rights/environmental violent extremism, and anti-law enforcement sentiment to justify criminal activity in opposition to a planned public safety training facility in Atlanta,” the DHS bulletin reads.
42 members of the "Stop Cop City" movement have so far been charged with domestic terrorism.
Some of the 42 domestic terrorism suspects arrested and charged in Atlanta
Rioters attacked law enforcement officers with firebombs during a raid in May last year and a man who drove into the area in November 2022 was nearly burned to death when his vehicle was set ablaze. In January this year, a Florida man in the occupation, Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, was shot dead by police after he fired upon a Georgia state patrol trooper, who was seriously injured. Shen was one among seven arrested following the shooting.
Teran’s death was followed days later by an attack in downtown Atlanta where businesses were smashed up and a police vehicle was set on fire by hundreds of masked militants in black bloc. In March, hundreds of militants in black bloc marched to a construction area in the forest and firebombed it after forcing police to retreat by hurling rocks. An SPLC staffer was among one of the terror suspects arrested following the attack.
Simultaneously, other solidarity attacks have occurred in the US. Earlier this month, the adult trans child of Democratic House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) agreed to probation and to write a letter of apology for bloodying an officer at a “Stop Cop City” January riot in Boston.
Photo in feature image courtesy of Elad Eliahu.
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