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American News Jan 21, 2022 5:25 PM EST

Twitter suspends journalist after filming anti-mandate protests in NYC

"My Twitter account has been nuked for no reason at all."

Twitter suspends journalist after filming anti-mandate protests in NYC
Hannah Nightingale Washington DC

On Friday, independent journalist Leeroy Johnson, who has been covering events across the country, but most prominently the anti-vaccine mandate protests in New York City, was suspended from Twitter.

In response to the suspension, Johnson created a GETTR account, writing: "My Twitter account was suspended! Please spread the word ! My Instagram account is still up same name on Twitter."

Johnson, who was in Washington, DC, covering the annual March for Life, also posted a photo of himself on GETTR in front of the Capitol building flipping the camera off, with the caption "Fu Twitter!"

Johnson has also set up another Twitter account in response to the ban, @Leeroypress2.

In addition, Johnson informed those that follow him that he has a Telegram channel as well, stating on that channel: "My Twitter account has been nuked for no reason at all."

Johnson told The Post Millennial that Twitter "gave me no reason at all" regarding his suspension. "I just logged in and it said my account was suspended."

He provided a message that Twitter gave in regards to the suspension, which states: "Your account (@LeeroyPress) is currently suspended. For more information, please log into twitter.com."

"This is crazy. I don't even give an opinion when I post. I just shot (sic) and give a description," Johnson continued.

He also noted that an old account he never uses was "nuked" as well.

A large portion of Johnson's work is based in New York City, where he has been documenting the numerous anti-vaccine mandate protests across the city, including ones done in public and ones done inside of businesses.

The suspension of his account has sparked the hashtag #freeLeeroy on Twitter, with users outraged by the loss of the account.


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