Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination activists have rallied in multiple British cities against the ‘vaccine passport’ initiative. In London, one of the speakers triggered a major controversy by likening NHS staff to Nazi doctors.

Thousands of people have gathered at the Trafalgar square in London on Saturday for the so-called ‘Freedom Rally’ to protest the restrictive measures introduced amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The demonstrators flooded almost the entire square, holding placards and banners that read: “No to forced testing” and “No to forced vaccination.”

Many activists went as far as to accuse the government of “crimes against humanity,” while banners seen in the crowd ranged from 5G conspiracy theories to flags reading “Trump for 2024”.

Even though minor scuffles erupted on the sidelines of the event, resulting in several arrests, the rally was otherwise peaceful. The gathering was attended by the controversial media personality, Katie Hopkins, who just returned from Australia that cancelled her visa over a quarantine breach. Former TV presenter turned conspiracy theorist David Icke was also present, as well as Piers Corbyn, the brother of the former Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

But one of the speakers, Kate Shemirani, a former nurse-turned-anti-vaxxer and a conspiracy theorist, triggered a particularly major controversy. She took the stage to declare vaccines “Satanic” and describe them as a part of a great surveillance scheme – while urging the rally participants to send her names of doctors and nurses involved in the vaccination campaign.

At the Nuremberg trial the doctors and nurses stood trial, and they hung.

“If you are a doctor or a nurse, now is the time to get off that bus… and stand with us, the people,” she added, claiming that a “group of lawyers” are helping her to collect the info.

The video of her fierce speech quickly spread on social media, prompting an angry response from the London mayor, Sadiq Khan. “I have raised it directly with the Met Police,” he said, while praising the health care specialists as “heroes of this pandemic.” (RT)