Who is Teresa Yue Shen? Atlanta Antifa terror suspect was arrested in 2021, interned with CNN and Reuters

Who is Teresa Yue Shen? Atlanta Antifa terror suspect was arrested in 2021, interned with CNN and Reuters
Teresa Yue Shen (L) was charged with domestic terrorism and aggravated assault of an officer (Dekalb County Shereff's Department, @BillyHeathFOX5/Twitter)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: An Antifa terror suspect , 31-year-old Teresa Yue Shen, is reportedly the daughter of a New Jersey-based Pharma China and a global diversity expert. Last week, a 'clearing operation' led to the arrest of Shen, who is one of seven activists arrested at the future $90 million Atlanta Public Safety Training Centre.

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Other suspects arrested besides Shen were 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. On Saturday, January 21, far-left Antifa rioters torched a police cruiser and smashed storefront windows during a horrifying rampage. The group was reportedly objecting to the killing of Manuel Esteban Paez Teran.

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Who is Teresa Yue Shen?

Shen, a mental health consultant, traveled from Brooklyn to Atlanta to take part in the protest. According to the Daily Mail, her parents are businesspeople. Her father, James Shen, 58, runs a New Jersey-based Chinese media company, while her mother is a former British Foreign Office consultant. James is the president of publisher WiCON, which owns Pharma China. 

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Shen's mother, 63-year-old Xiao-Hua Shen, was one of the first group of university scholarship students that the Chinese Government sent to study in the UK at Exeter University. She speaks at events, and has worked as a trainer and consultant in London, for Lloyds of London and the British Foreign Office. Xiao-Hua holds both an MA from Exeter University, UK and a Master of Education from Columbia University.

Shen was charged with domestic terrorism and aggravated assault of an officer. She had previously been arrested during an anti-ICE demonstration at the Bergen County Jail in 2021. She had interned at Reuters and CNN in the past. Initially growing up in a three-bedroom $810k family home in Princetown, New Jersey, Shen eventually moved to a one bed $500k Brooklyn apartment.

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What happened at Atlanta 'cop city'?

The protest against the Atlanta 'cop city' came after Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, was shot dead after he allegedly opened fire at a Georgia State Patrol trooper. The violence came more than two years after Antifa rioters caused up to $2 billion in property damage after helping lead violent uprisings in cities across the country.

During the latest protest, masked activists dressed in black hurled rocks and lit fireworks in front of a skyscraper housing the Atlanta Police Foundation. “We can tell now, early in this investigation, this was not the focus tonight just to damage the windows of three buildings and set a police car on fire,” Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said during a news conference at the time. “The intent was to continue to do harm, and that did not happen.”

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