Candace Owens was locked out of her Twitter account for telling Michigan residents to defy the governor's lockdown order and go to work.
The pro-Trump, conservative activist challenged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's draconian orders by tweeting her support for the Michigan protesters who demonstrated outside the State Capitol building last week.
Owens tweeted on Friday:
"Apparently @GovWhitmer believes she is a duly elected dictator of a socialist country. 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."
By Saturday morning, Owens was locked out of her account. As usual, when Twitter shadow bans or suspends conservative accounts, they don't give a reason for their action.
Rather than comply with Twitter's request to remove the tweet, which amounts to admitting her violation, Owens told Breitbart News that she has chosen to appeal the suspension.
"I refuse to admit to a violation, because none were committed," Owens told Breitbart News. "Hence the reason they did not list a rule that was violated."
"I unequivocally stand by every single word of my tweet. If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can use Twitter's platform to encourage workers to walk out and boycott - I should be allowed to encourage lawful citizens to resume work."
"The only person breaking any laws is Governor turned Dictator Gretchen Whitmer who is impoverishing millions, ignoring the votes of her state legislature, and as a result, rolling over the constitutionally protected rights of Michigan citizens.
"Twitter was unable or unwilling to provide me with any specific rule that I violated, which is why I have appealed their decision. While I am not an expert on twitter TOS, I cannot see how suggesting people ought to work would be a violation of anything other than socialist reverie."