A former UK nurse compared medical staff doling out COVID-19 vaccinations to Nazi war criminals — and now her son is calling for her to be prosecuted.
Kate Shemirani, 54, on Saturday joined a group of conspiracy theorists who addressed an anti-lockdown rally in London’s Trafalgar Square, where she spewed misinformation and told people to “get the names” of health care workers who deliver COVID-19 jabs.
“Email them to me …. We are collecting that,” Shemirani said, the Times of London reported.
“At the Nuremberg trials the doctors and nurses, they stood trial and they hung. If you are a doctor or a nurse, now is the time to get off that bus. Get off it and stand with us, the people. All around the world, they are rising,” she continued.
She went on to falsely claim that the “downright deadly” vaccinations could give you cancer and that the disease was actually spread by the shots.
Following the rally, Shemirani’s son Sebastian Shemirani called for his mom — who has been struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for spreading coronavirus misinformation — to be “prosecuted under existing laws” for her comments.
“Or if there are not laws in place that say what she is doing is illegal, we should be having a national conversation about what laws we should be bringing in and drafting up legislation for that,” he told BBC Radio 4’s “Today.”
“Because it’s only a matter of time before . . . somebody acts on the bad advice that she’s giving the country,” the son said, adding that he is worried his mother is “beyond help.”
Sebastian claimed that his mom believes she has “been anointed by God or some other higher power.”
He said his mother recently texted him a message that read: “You need to listen to me. You and your sister are going to die. The CIA has a plot and half the UK’s population is going to be killed within five years.”
Meanwhile, a large number of doctors and nurses have denounced Shemirani, whom they accused of “threatening NHS doctors with the noose” and “inciting hatred.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who called National Health Service workers the “heroes of the pandemic,” said he discussed the “appalling” speech with the Metropolitan Police.
“Londoners from across this city roundly reject this hate,” he said, The Guardian reported.
Scotland Yard said it was aware of the footage that has been circulating online.
“Officers are carrying out inquiries to establish whether any offenses have been committed. No arrests have been made,” police said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes “any violence, threats or intimidation is completely unacceptable,” his spokesman said Monday.
Asked by LBC radio if Shemirani’s comments could constitute a criminal offense, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said: “Yes, it’s absolutely shocking, and I think the footage, when I saw a bit of it on social media, was shocking to see.
“And I do hope it’s going to be investigated and dealt with appropriately,” he added, according to the Times of London.