Laura Loomer hops over fence on Nancy Pelosi’s property to protest immigration

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Right-wing activist Laura Loomer on Monday hopped over the fence at the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to protest immigration and prove the need for a border fence.

Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer first reported Loomer’s protest and live-tweeted the activity on Pelosi’s property in Napa, California.

In the two hours she spent there, Loomer carried a tent around the yard and shouted “Nancy, Nancy!” She also attempted to enter Pelosi’s home but did not because the doors were locked. Loomer was then escorted off the property and issued a warning for trespassing, according to Sommer.

Loomer was accompanied by men she said were undocumented immigrants. Sommer reported that the men did not provide identification to police.

On Twitter, people pointed out the irony of Loomer jumping a fence for her protest. After all, a U.S.-Mexico border fence is at the heart of current immigration debates.

Loomer did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment. A link on her website shows a live stream from the protest.

In November, the activist made headlines when she handcuffed herself to the doors of Twitter’s New York office to protest being banned from the platform. Twitter allowed her to protest for several hours and did not press charges.


Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.