UK News Ex-nurse ranted about ‘hanging doctors and nurses’ in Trafalgar Square speech – here’s how Twitter responded
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We’re used tospouting some pretty stomach-churning bile, but one protester has taken her rants to a whole other level.
A woman, understood to be proud conspiracy theorist Kate Shemirani, stood on the steps ofon Saturday to address a mass gathering of demonstrators marching against restrictions and .
Shemirani is an ex-health worker who was struck off the nursing register last month for denying the existence ofand discouraging people from getting jabbed.
In her furious speech – recordings of which have been widely shared on social media – the mother-of-four turned against members of her former profession, comparingstaff to those in Nazi Germany who were hung for their crimes.
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She told the clamouring throng: "Ask those that are giving [the Covid vaccine], has there been any deaths?
"Ask them what is in it. Ask them, get their names, you email them to me... with a group of lawyers we are collating all that.
"At the Nuremberg trials, the doctors and nurses stood trial and they hung."
Then, as people in the crowd whistled and cheered, she added: "If you are a doctor or a nurse, now is the time to get off that bus, get off and stand with us, the people."
Her unconscionable message was met with a fierce backlash online asusers flocked to condemn the comments and voice their support for all NHS staff.
The hashtag “#gotyourbackNHS” was one of the platform’s top trends on Saturday evening and Sunday morning after ICU doctor Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden tweeted:
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If you’re retweeting this please follow…you can also tweet a message of support for NHS staff on the hashtag— Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden ???? (@sbattrawden) . It’s trending at number 7, please help get it to the top and show NHS staff they are appreciated. We are heartbroken ????????
Here’s how other supporters, including the city’s mayor, responded:
This is utterly appalling, and I have raised it directly with the Met Police. Our NHS staff are the heroes of this pandemic and Londoners from across this city roundly reject this hate.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan)
A plea: this account is run by frontline NHS staff. After the scenes today in Trafalgar Square our inbox is distressing. You don’t know how much it meant to all of us to see the tidal wave of support on the hashtag. If you support us please follow and RT ????????????
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This makes me so sad, I have lost count of the number of abusive DMs I get for working shifts in the local vaccine centre or for advising people to take up the vaccine
I rise above it, but at times they are very personal
Thank you— Dr Amir Khan GP (@DrAmirKhanGP) and
Always— Ranj Singh (@DrRanj) ????
Always— Prof Tanja Bueltmann (@TanjaBueltmann) , but especially now. It’s why I continue to do all I can to play my part: by having gotten my 2 jabs and by continuing to wear a mask and keeping a distance. Thank you for all you’ve done for us. ????
If you agreed/joined in/stood and cheered at today’s Anti-vaxxer protest in Trafalgar Square, please DO NOT FOLLOW ME BECAUSE I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH YOUR VILE WORDS AND DEEDS!— Anna-Jane Casey (@AnnaJaneCasey) ????
We have absolutelystaff.
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And please don’t let such a small minority affect your mood - the vast majority are right behind you.— Healthcare Workers' Foundation ???? (@theHWF)
This is appalling. Our NHS staff are brilliant and have worked so hard to save so many people over the past year.— Prof Cath Noakes #Ventilate ???? ???? (@CathNoakes)
To all my friends and especially my selfless family members, thank you for all you’ve done— Steve ???? (@iStevio)
To my NHS colleagues watching today’s event.
They didn’t bear witness to what you did. They didn’t hold the hands, make the calls, risk their lives. You did. You carry the burden of that trauma.
Their words are vile. Your actions were courageous & compassionate— Kate Jarman ???? (@KateBurkeNHS)
After the mayor said he had raised the matter directly with the Metropolitan Police, the force said in a statement that it was “aware of a video circulating on social media” but “no arrests have been made."
Thousands of protestsers gathered in central London on Saturday for a so-called “Worldwide rally for freedom" - five days after
Conspiracy theorists, and were among the speakers at the demonstration in Trafalgar Square.
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Sprawling country home was the home of the Nelson family for more than 100 years . In more recent times it has been used as a wedding venue and also featured in a number of films including period drama Sense and Sensibility and zombie horror 28 Days Later. Michael Wade, a business exec who has spent a significant amount restoring Trafalgar Park as his family home, is now selling the glorious property. The 11-bedroom property was on the market in 2016 for £12m.
The event also attracted far-right commentator, who was after boasting about her plans to flout quarantine rules.
At the end of the rally, protesters marched from Trafalgar Square along Whitehall to Parliament Square.
Police said one demonstrator was arrested outside Downing Street after throwing a bottle at officers.
Commander Catherine Roper tweeted: “Violence will not be tolerated. We encourage the remaining crowd to continue their demonstration peacefully.”
Similar demonstrations were held in Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, and Dublin where hundreds of protesters chanted “shame on you” at police officers.
The organisers of the “World Wide Rally for Freedom” claimed that protests would take place in more than 180 cities across the world.
They said they were protesting against continuedrestrictions, mask rules, compulsory vaccinations and vaccine passports.
“Authoritarian coronavirus restrictions have damaged our lives more than any virus has,” the group announced in a statement.
“And even if the effects of the virus were more damaging, the restrictions to our freedoms would still have been unjust and unlawful.”
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What the papers say – August 2 .
More Olympic gold for Team GB features among the stories on the nation’s front pages as the working week begins.The Metro reports on Whitlock winning gold in men’s pommel horse and Worthington topping the podium in women’s BMX freestyle.