An anti-vax nurse who was recently struck off for calling the NHS ‘the new Auschwitz’ addressed crowds in London today as protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square.
Thousands of demonstrators were observed this afternoon with conspiracy theorists and vaccine sceptics such as Piers Corbyn and David Kurten spotted.
Piers Morgan slammed the event on Twitter, posting a video of the rally with the caption: “We need an urgent vaccine against these anti-vaxx cretins.”
We need an urgent vaccine against these anti-vaxx cretins. ? https://t.co/Awu4ZEw25T— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 24, 2021
Kate Shemirani, a former nurse turned anti-vaxxer, was also in attendance and provoked outrage on social media after she made references to the Nuremberg trials of 1945 and ’46.
She said doctors and nurses stood trial “and they hung” to loud cheers, suggesting a similar fate could be facing modern medical professionals.
During the so-called Doctors’ trial 23 professionals, including 20 doctors, were accused of having been involved in Nazi human experimentation and mass murder under the guise of euthanasia.
Seven were acquitted and seven received death sentences; the remainder received prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment.
Did Kate Shemirani just threaten our doctors with the noose?— Lister (@marclister3k) July 24, 2021
And check David Kurten watching on to the left of stage…. pic.twitter.com/v5VbOfpPjR
The speech has provoked outrage on social media, with one person saying:
“I wake up for my second night shift and apparently people are having a big protest in Trafalgar Square and suggesting that doctors be hanged like ‘at the Nuremberg trials'”.
lmao I wake up for my second night shift and appaz people are having a big protest in Trafalgar Square and suggesting that doctors be hanged like “at the Nuremberg trials”? cool cool cool.— Ronan (@ronansetron) July 24, 2021
There has been an outpouring of support for NHS workers following the speech.
NHS Million tweeted that “if you’re still behind NHS staff” please tweet with the hashtag #gotyourbackNHS, while Piers Morgan hit out at the “vile, callous, unhinged” anti-vaxxers.
This is what NHS staff woke up to this morning. A rally talking about hanging doctors and nurses. This has caused considerable distress amongst NHS staff.— NHS Million ? (@NHSMillion) July 24, 2021
If you’re still behind NHS staff please tweet with the hashtag #gotyourbackNHS.
Let’s show staff they are appreciated ?? https://t.co/EZVJUHdQHg
So utterly disgusting. These anti-vaxxers are vile, callous, unhinged & stupid menaces. https://t.co/4vr0ocl7n3— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 24, 2021