Controversial author and speaker David Icke stoked the conspiracy theory flames on Saturday speaking to thousands of protestors gathered at the ‘Unite for Freedom’ mass protest event in Trafalgar Square in London.
Icke urged the crowd to resist government authority and to not give away personal power in the name of the Coronavirus pandemic, which he branded as a hoax and a psychological operation of behavioural science projects run by a deep state ‘cabal’.
Icke claims that after the rally, a video of his speech was taken down by YouTube, but revelaed that another version had since been uploaded to alternative video hosting website Bitchute, which you can watch below:
Icke, who believes the world is run by a league of shape-shifting reptilians, drew fire from many mainstream reporters for continuing to spread misinformation about the virus as well as the Jewish press over comments relating to the influential Rothschild family’s involvement in the conspiracy and ‘deep state cabal’.
Event organiser Piers Corbyn, 73, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was allegedly fined £10,000 under strict new COVID laws restricting public gatherings of more than 30 people.
The crowd drew a wide cross-section of those opposed to strict lockdown measures, including COVID sceptics, anti-vaccination proponents and those who believe in the 5G conspiracy, QAnon supporters and more.
Britain reported more than 1000 new cases on Saturday bringing the total number of cases to 332,752. More than 40,000 people have reportedly died from COVID-19 in the UK.
Similar protests have been growing in other European nations, including Germany where a reported crowd of almost 40,000 people marched in the capital in Berlin on Saturday as freedom protests continue to catch on around the world.
More than 300 demonstrators were arrested in the march that drew support from extreme political actors as well as supporters of QAnon displaying the ‘WWG1GA’ catch cry.
Police intervened when protesters attempted to storm the Reichstag parliament building during the rally. Many protesters were seen waving of the imperial flag, which was used by the German Empire from 1871 to 1918.
To date, Germany has recorded 9303 COVID-19 deaths according to data from the John Hopkins University’s Systems Science and Engineering division.
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