- Romana Didulo, a QAnon figure, told followers to “shoot to kill” people administering vaccines.
- She amassed a large following after promising violent recriminations for doctors and teachers.
- She later changed the “shoot to kill” instruction to “arrest,” Vice News reported.
A QAnon leader in Canada told her followers to “shoot to kill” anyone administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people under the age of 19.
Romana Didulo is prominent QAnon figure, whose followers believe she is the true head of state in Canada, Vice News reported.
She has spent months promising the execution of people involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including doctors, politicians, and teachers, according to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, an NGO.
She has amassed more than 70,000 followers on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, where in one recent message she demanded the arrests of people vaccinating children.
The messages were also published by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.
In a significantly stronger message sent over the weekend, Didulo instructed her “military” to “shoot to kill anyone who tries to inject children under the age of 19 years old with Coronavirus19 vaccines / bioweapons or any other vaccines.”
She also told her US followers to enter Canada and then arrest or kill people involved in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to children, including doctors and teachers, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network reported.
There is no indication that anybody did as she asked.
She named Monday 22 November as the day “hunting season” would begin against her perceived opponents, and wrote: “Please, use airports, hospitals, schools, stadiums, and other public venues to hold and detain all traitors. They will stay there until Military Tribunal is held for each one of them until the day they are executed via firing squad or hanging.”
A subsequent post on Tuesday changed the phrase “shoot to kill” to arrest, Vice News reported.
While Didulo’s delusional claims may appear farcical, she has previously shown some ability to mobilize her large following to action.
In June this year, she persuaded her followers to send hundreds of “cease-and-desist” letters to businesses and government agencies involved in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice News reported.
Didulo reportedly claimed that those who did not comply with the cease-and-desist letters would be executed.