Kate Shemirani is the de-facto leader of the anti-lockdown, antivax, Covid/5G conspiracy movement. At her recent protest in London she claimed that there was a genocide going on within the NHS and that Bill Gates wanted to use a vaccine to ‘download information’ from our brains.
It’s easy to dismiss these protests as nothing more than conspiracy theorists driven mad by lockdown and the internet, but we found a darker side to the movement. Having stumbled upon evidence of connections between the leaders of the anti-lockdown movement and the traditional extreme right, we investigated further and found dangerous echoes of far right talking points at the heart of the Covid denial movement.
Byline Times editor Hardeep Matharu spoke to Kate Shemirani about her views and challenged her on her comparisons between NHS hospitals and Nazi concentration camps, and questioned whether the anti-lockdown movement was being used as a Trojan horse for far-right narratives.