Anti-vaccine activist and conspiracy theorist Kate Shemirani is being investigated by the police, after she compared medical staff in England to Nazis, and say they should be tried and hanged, as per Sky News.
Speaking at an anti-vaccine, anti-lockdown protest rally at Trafalgar Square in central London, she told the cheering crowd, “At the Nuremberg trial the doctors and nurses stood trial, and they hung”.
I can’t believe I’m tweeting this. As an ICU doctor who has given everything they have trying to save lives this makes me want to cry.
“Get their names, email them to me. At the Nuremberg trial the doctors and nurses stood trial, and they hung”. pic.twitter.com/9tZeqru1Vk
— Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden 💙 (@sbattrawden) July 24, 2021
Who is Kate Shemirani?
Shemirani is a former nurse from East Sussex who first gained fame in 2020 by posting conspiracy theory videos on Youtube.
In July 2020, she was banned from practising as a nurse for 18 months.
The mother-of-four reportedly alleged without evidence that the pandemic is not real, Covid-19 symptoms are actually caused by 5G, and the coronavirus vaccine is a political tool to change people’s DNA, according to The Week.
She made headlines once again at the rally for asking for the details of medical workers to be sent to her, and referencing the Nuremberg trials, where Nazis were prosecuted for their role in the Holocaust and other war crimes.
Son says she should be prosecuted
Sebastian Shemirani, Kate Shemirani’s son, describes his mother as “dangerous”, and believes that she should be prosecuted by the law, he said in an interview with BBC Radio 4.
“My mum is definitely beyond help… It’s impossible to talk to somebody when they’ve got that level of God complex”
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) July 26, 2021
The London School of Economics undergraduate also said it is “impossible” to talk to his mother who, according to him, “has (a) god complex”, and is “beyond help”.
According to Yahoo News UK, he said his mom began to descend into “medical madness” when she began exploring alternative therapies after being diagnosed with cancer in mid-2010s.
He said his mother eventually started to think that there were “global conspiracies afoot to make people less healthy”.
Condemned by London Mayor and healthcare workers
In response to the incident, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan took to Twitter to express his shock and call the NHS staff “heroes” of the pandemic. He further called for Londoners to “reject this hate”.
Khan also stated that he had raised the issue with the police. Many healthcare workers also spoke out against Shemirani.
One tweeted, “I can’t believe I’m tweeting this. As an ICU doctor who has given everything they have trying to save lives this makes me want to cry”.
Police are investigating the incident
The London Metropolitan Police said they are aware of the video taken during the rally and have begun making inquiries, as per Sky News.
“Officers are carrying out inquiries to establish whether any offences have been committed. No arrests have been made”.
Top image from Getty.