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Twitter shuts down Candace Owens after she tells people to violate stay-at-home orders

Conservative activist and die-hard Trump supporter Candace Owens has reportedly been locked out of her Twitter account after she tweeted out a call for Michigan residents to violate the state’s lockdowns orders.

According to Mediaite, the tweet flagged by Twitter was posted on Saturday.

“Apparently @GovWhitmer believes she is a duly elected dictator of a socialist country,” Owens’ tweet read. “The people of Michigan need to stand up to her. Open your businesses. Go to work. The police think she’s crazy too. They are not going to arrest 10,000,000 people for going to work.”

A screenshot shared by Owens shows the tweet was flagged for violating the “Twitter rules,” but she didn’t include any further information.

In a statement to the far-right website Gateway Pundit, Owens said Twitter hasn’t informed her why she was locked out of her account.

“Apparently, encouraging citizens to go to work is a violation, but Alexandria Ocasión Cortez encouraging workers to boycott and protest is not,” Owens’ statement read. “I stand by my statement about Governor Whitmer acting as a dictator. Both the Sherriff (sic) Departments and the citizens, and the state legislature of Michigan are in agreement with me. I will not kowtow to a socialist world order that seeks to limit my constitutional freedom of speech.”

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