An Antifa terror suspect who is part of the Atlanta cell is the daughter of a New Jersey-based Pharma China media giant and a global diversity expert, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Teresa Yue Shen, 31, was one of seven activists arrested at the future $90million Atlanta Public Safety Training Centre in a ‘clearing operation’ on last week.
Mental health consultant Shen traveled from Brooklyn to Atlanta to protest the creation of ‘cop city’ – which has sparked violent clashes after a protestor was shot dead after allegedly shooting a Georgia State Police officer.
DailyMail.com can reveal that both of her parents are high-flying businesspeople, with her father running a New Jersey-based Chinese media company and her mother a former British Foreign Office consultant.
Shen was arrested alongside Sarah Wasilewski, 35, Spencer Liberto, 29, Matt Macar, 30, along with Geoffrey Parson, 20, of Baltimore, TImothy Murphy, 25, of Maine, and Christopher Reynolds, 31, of Ohio.
She was charged with domestic terrorism and aggravated assault of an officer, and was previously arrested during an anti-ICE demonstration at the Bergen County Jail in 2021.
Her father, James Shen, 58, is the president of publisher WiCON – which owns Pharma China and brags about its links to the ‘most multinational pharma companies’ across China.
He claims to come from a ‘family with generations of ties with the pharmaceutical industry in China’ and described himself as a ‘strategist, advisor and publisher’ specializing in China Healthcare.
Shen herself appears to have followed in her father’s footsteps initially, interning at both Reuters and CNN – with the latter refusing to report n the clashes after the ‘conflict of interest’ was revealed.
She grew up in the three-bedroom $810k family home in Princetown, New Jersey, before moving to a one bed $500k Brooklyn apartment.
Her mother Xiao-Hua Shen was one of the first group of university scholarship students sent by the Chinese Government to study in the UK at Exeter University.
The 63-year-old is available to speak at events, and calls herself a ‘Global Diversity Expert’ who has an ‘in-depth knowledge’ of how to do ‘successful business in China.’
She also worked as a trainer and consultant in London, for Lloyds of London and the British Foreign Office.
Her website claims while at the foreign government she taught diplomats about the Chinese language and culture – to prepare for negotiation with China.
Xiao-Hua holds both an MA from Exeter University, UK and a Master of Education from Columbia University.
Mr and Mrs Shen did not respond to a request for comment by DailyMail.com.
Since June 2021, Antifa and other far-left extremists from across the US have occupied the area to prevent the construction of what they’ve dubbed ‘cop city.’
It comes after Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, was shot dead after allegedly opening fire at a Georgia State Patrol trooper during a ‘clearing operation’.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) said a Georgia State Patrol trooper was shot and severely injured during the raid by a man camped in the area. Officers returned fire and killed the gunman, who allegedly used a pistol.
During the multi-agency operation GBI said approximately 25 campsites were located and removed from the site.
Additionally, mortar style fireworks, multiple edged weapons, pellet rifles, gas masks, and a blow torch were recovered.
Three people contacted in connection with the materials were asked to provide their names to authorities and then let go.
Activists previously called for a ‘Night of Rage’ and bloodshed against the police following the shooting – threatening to enact ‘reciprocal violence’ against the authorities.
Six more protestors were arrested on Saturday, after setting fire to items during riots and being found with explosive devices.
The protestors, who call themselves forest defenders, are claiming that the police have ‘murdered’ one of their own and are demanding ‘action’.
In a statement posted on social media, the Scenes from the Atlanta Forest account said: ‘A call for retaliation. Consider this a call for reciprocal violence to be done to the police and their allies.
‘On Friday, January 20th, wherever you are, you are invited to participate in a night of rage in order to honor the memory of our fallen comrade.’
In several posts sweeping social media, they claim that the police are ‘lying’ and ‘refusing to release bodycam footage’ of the incident.
They are also angrily rejecting claims that the protestor who was killed shot at police first, and even claim that the trooper was shot in ‘friendly fire’.
Some ‘anonymous’ members of the Atlanta Forest Defenders appeared in an Open Society Foundations-sponsored story about the autonomous zone in The Guardian.
George Soros is the chairman of the OSF, and has given away more than $32billion of his personal fortune to fund the group.
Soros is one of the world’s best-known philanthropists, and is also known for funding many of the woke district attorneys whose policies have been blamed for soaring violent crime across the US.
In May, eight militants were arrested after police patrolling the land were assaulted and pelted with rocks and Molotov cocktails.
Five people were arrested on December 13 for allegedly polotting terror attacks at the soon-to-be police academy.
Serena Hertel, 25, of California, Leonard Voiselle, 20, of Macon, Georgia, Nicholas Dean Olson, 25, of Bennington, Nebraska, Francis M. Carroll, 22, of Kennebunkport, Maine and Arieon Robinson, 21, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, were arrested.
DailyMail.com previously revealed that Carroll is the son of surgeon Dr Mike Carroll and grew up in a $2million five-bedroom and four-bathroom mansion in Kennebunkport – as well as enjoying time on his parents’ yacht.
Atlanta Police Department said Carroll was charged again on Saturday along with Nadja Geier, 24, from Nashville, Tennessee; Madeleine Feola, 22, from Spokane, Washington; Ivan Ferguson, 23, from Nevada; Graham Evatt, 20, from Decatur, Georgia; and Emily Murphy 37, from Grosse Ile, Michigan.
Left-wing groups used Twitter to fundraise bail for suspects after another six were arrested in August – charged with various crimes from burglary to criminal damage.
Members of the group tried to burn a man to death after he drove into the area, and he was forced to run for his life after they torched it with him still in it.
After their members were arrested the Defend the Atlanta Forest group held a protest outside of Dekalb County Jail and let off explosive fireworks.
The Atlanta Jail Support, a project of the Atlanta Solidarity Fund, also issued calls to fundraise bail money for the terror suspects using Twitter.
Convictions of domestic terrorism carry with it sentences of anywhere between five and 35 years in prison.
* Article from: Daily Mail