Sunday, October 17, 2021

Antivaxxers targeted by Jeremy Vine are threatening to visit homes across the UK

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A group of anti-Vaxxers targeting broadcaster Jeremy Vine have threatened to visit the homes of journalists, politicians and judges believed to be supporting coronavirus vaccines.

One activist claimed during a coordinated campaign across the UK that he “knows where everyone lives” and that “no one is safe”.

About a dozen people went to Mr. Vine’s house on Sunday morning and said they wanted to submit a “liability notice” alleging that Covid vaccines were harmful.

Mr. Vine said he was “exasperated” by the stunt his wife was filmed opening the door for the group.

The man who taped the incident said the station was targeted for “spitting out this junk about taking the vaccine” and “being part of it”.

In a video posted to a group of conspiracy theorists in the encrypted Telegram app, the man added: “We have his address, we know where he lives, we know where everyone lives, we know where each and every one of these TV presenters is is. ..we go to their houses and they are served.

“Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not next weekend. We have people all over the country working on these addresses, people, so if you are a judge, a politician or a city councilor it doesn’t matter – we have your address and we have We come to your front door and we will serve you. “

The video was shared across numerous Telegram groups, including one with more than 25,000 followers, and was viewed nearly 4,000 times on that platform by Monday afternoon.

Some members commented on posts on the channel and threatened Mr Vine with a letter: “Wait for us to come with the noose Jeremy.”

On Sunday evening, the activist who filmed the stunt posted a separate video saying he hadn’t been visited by police because of the incident at Mr. Vine’s house.

“We will keep doing what we do, we will continue to serve the people, we have everyone’s address, no one is safe,” he added.

“We have people all over the country preparing to serve these celebrities and politicians.”

The same group went to Dr. Hilary Jones, a family doctor known for appearing on ITVs Good morning Great Britain, on October 2nd.

Similar “liability notices” believed to have no legal weight have been distributed to vaccination centers, schools and other destinations across the UK.

A few individual incidents have been investigated by the police, but it is not clear whether any force is investigating the groups behind them.

When asked about the incident at Mr. Vine’s home, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “The police are aware of videos that have been posted on social media and have reached out to the man to see if he could investigate the matter would like to discuss further. “

Kent Police officers responded to the incident at Dr. Hilary’s house and said an investigation was ongoing although no arrests were made.

“Officials were present and advice was given to residents and protesters,” added a spokesman.

It comes during a wave of anti-Vaxx activism, including regular protests, gimmicks, and campaigns to put pressure on schools and other institutions.

Several groups have produced falsified legal documents aimed at discouraging vaccine recipients and leaflets mimicking official notices from the NHS and the government.

Last year, a report by the Commission on Combating Extremism (CCE) said the pandemic had increased the visibility of various conspiracy theories, including those related to anti-Vaxx movements.

“They are not specific to any ideology, but are used by the extreme right, extreme left and Islamists to pursue their own ideological ends,” the report added.

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