A group of anti-vaxxers targeting broadcaster Jeremy Wines has threatened to visit the homes of journalists, politicians and judges who are deemed to support coronavirus vaccines.
One activist claimed they “know where everyone lives” and that “no one is safe”, during a coordinated campaign across the UK.
About a dozen people went to Mr Vine’s house on Sunday morning, saying they wanted to give a “notice of obligation”, alleging that the COVID vaccines are harmful.
Mr Wines said he was “amazed” by the stunt, which his wife filmed as they answered the group’s door.
The person recording the incident said the broadcaster was targeted because “he spews that crap about getting the vaccine” and is “part of it”.
In a video posted to a conspiracy theorist group on the encrypted Telegram app, the man said: “We’ve got his address, we know where he lives, we know where everyone else lives, we know Where is each one of these TV presenters. ..we are going to their house and they are going to serve.
“It can’t happen today, it can’t happen tomorrow, it can’t happen next weekend. We have people all over the country who are serving at these addresses, so if you’re a judge, if you’re a judge.” Politicians, it doesn’t matter if you’re a councillor – we’ve got your address and we’re going to come to your door and we’re going to serve you.”
The video was shared in several Telegram groups, garnering more than 25,000 followers, and has garnered nearly 4,000 views on that platform as of Monday afternoon.
Commenting on the post in the channel, some members directed threatening messages at Mr Vine, including one that read: “Wait ’til we come with Nose Jeremy.”
On Sunday night, the worker filming the stunt posted a separate video saying that the police had not visited Mr Vine over the incident at his home.
“We will continue what we are doing, we will continue to serve the people, we have got everyone’s address, no one is safe,” he said.
“We have people all over the country who are preparing to serve these celebrities and politicians.”
The same group went to the home of Dr. Hilary Jones, a GP known for his appearance on ITV. good morning uk, on 2 October.
Similar “notices of obligation”, which are considered to be of no legal weight, have been carried at vaccination centres, schools and other targets across the UK.
Some individual incidents have been investigated by police, but it is unclear whether a force is looking more broadly at the groups behind them.
When asked about the incident at Mr Vine’s home, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police are aware of the video posted on social media and have reached out to the man to see if he is aware of the matter.” But want to discuss further.”
Kent Police officers responded to the incident at Dr Hillary’s home and said that the investigation is ongoing, although no arrests have been made.
“Officers attended and residents and protesters were advised,” a spokesman said.
It comes during a wave of activism by anti-vaxxers, including regular protests, publicity stunts and campaigns to pressure schools and other institutions.
Several groups have created fake legal documents intended to prevent recipients from taking vaccinations, and leaflets copying official NHS and government communications.
Last year, a report by the Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE) said the pandemic had seen the visibility of various conspiracy theories, including those related to anti-vax movements.
“They are not specific to any one ideology, but are used by far-right, far-right and Islamists to further their own ideological objectives,” the report said.
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