Zoe Sigman, a top leader of Chicago’s Occupy movement, claimed in a radio interview that she was “110 percent sure” the police trumped up claims of confiscating Molotov cocktail equipment in her home as part of a planned attack on President Obama’s Chicago headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home.
In the same interview, Sigman conceded she was not present during the time of the police raid and claimed she didn’t know the protesters she allowed to stay in her digs. “We opened up our house because there were a bunch of protesters coming in and no place for them to stay,” Sigman said on WABC Radio’s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.”
Sigman vehemently denied the charges that explosive materials were seized from her apartment. “That is a complete and total lie,” she said when confronted with the police accusations. She said the police raid, which took place while she was out, lasted several hours and that she stayed away from her apartment after being warned of the bust by those inside.
Asked whether she was a member of Occupy, Sigman replied, “There are really no members of Occupy. I went to Occupy in the past.”
Sigman, however, is one of the most publicly-identified Occupy Chicago leaders. She is quoted in scores of recent news reports as Occupy Chicago’s spokesperson. It was Sigman who launched Occupy Chicago’s anti-NATO protests in an official press conference last week.
Sigman also has a YouTube trail, including several videos in which she accuses the police of deliberately attacking Occupy protesters.
Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York’s 770-WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 7-9 p.m. His website is KleinOnline.com.