Police are investigating after an anti-vax former nurse told a rally how she was collecting information on medical staff and referenced the hanging of doctors at the Nuremberg Trials.
Kate Shemirani, 54, was removed from social media and suspended from the Nursing and Midwifery Council in July last year for spreading misinformation.
She had used her status as a health professional to spread ‘distorted propaganda’ about the Covid-19 pandemic, claiming that symptoms of the virus were caused by 5G and that vaccines were ‘rushed through’ because ‘they want to kill you’.
Shemirani had previously said nurses were complicit in genocide, said vaccination teams should be renamed ‘death squads’ and referred to the NHS as the ‘new Auschwitz’.
In footage posted on Twitter on Saturday, she speaks to a crowd in Trafalgar Square through a loudhailer, telling them: ‘At the Nuremberg trials, the doctors and nurses, they stood trial, and they hung.
Kate Shemirani, 54, was removed from social media and suspended from the Nursing and Midwifery Council in July last year for spreading misinformation (pictured: Shemirani at the rally on July 24)
Kate Shemirani speaks to thousands of protesters during the demonstration. Demonstrators protest in Trafalgar Square, London
Pictured: Kate Shemirani with Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
THE NUREMBERG DOCTORS’ TRIAL
The doctors’ trial was the first of 12 trials for war crimes of high-ranking German officials and industrialists that US authorities held in Nuremberg after the end of World War II.
Twenty of the twenty-three defendants were medical doctors, and were said to have been involved in Nazi human experimentation and mass murder under the guise of euthanasia.
The accused were faced with four charges of war crimes, including performing medical experiments, without the subjects’ consent, on prisoners of war and civilians of occupied countries, in the course of which experiments the defendants committed murders, brutalities, cruelties, tortures, atrocities, and other inhuman acts.
They were also charged with planning and performing the mass murder of prisoners of war and civilians of occupied countries, stigmatised as aged, insane, incurably ill, deformed, and so on, by gas, lethal injections, and other means in nursing homes, hospitals, and asylums during the Euthanasia Program and participating in the mass murder of concentration camp inmates.
Accusations also included crimes against humanity and membership in a criminal organization, the SS.
The indictment was filed on 25 October 1946, and the trial lasted from 9 December that year until 20 August 1947.
Of the 23 defendants, seven were acquitted and seven received death sentences.
The remainder received prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment.
All of the criminals sentenced to death were hanged on 2 June 1948 in Landsberg prison, Bavaria.
Josef Mengele, one of the leading Nazi doctors, had evaded capture.
‘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.’
Palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke uploaded footage of her remarks, tagging the Met Police and accusing Shemirani of ‘threatening NHS doctors with the noose’ and ‘inciting hatred’.
Shemirani had told the crowd to ‘get the names’ of NHS workers, adding: ‘Email them to me. With a group of lawyers, we are collecting all that.’
A Met Police spokesman said that the remarks were being investigated.
‘We are aware of video circulating online showing a speech that occurred during a rally in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, 24 July.
‘Officers are carrying out inquiries to establish whether any offences have been committed. No arrests have been made.’
Last month it was revealed that an NMC Fitness to Practice Committee ruled that her misconduct was so serious that she should be struck from the nursing register permanently.
In its ruling, the chair of the panel found that Mrs Shemirani ‘attempted to encourage people to act contrary to public health guidance issued by the UK government by spreading this information through social media platforms and at public events’.
The panel heard that Mrs Shemirani first joined the NMC register in June 1986 and had previously worked in the NHS but now describes herself as an ‘aesthetic nurse practitioner’.
The NMC received a ‘significant number of referrals’ about her conduct last year as she became a leading activist, speaker and promoter against vaccines and the existence of Covid-19.
She used her social media brand ‘Kate Shemirani – Natural Nurse in a Toxic World’ to spread her opinions, often referring to herself as a registered nurse and wearing a nurse’s uniform in her videos.
The panel heard her describe face masks as ‘dirty rags’ and ‘muzzles’. She claimed they ‘do not stop viruses’ and that ‘wearing a mask makes people very sick and increases the risk of bacteria and the risk of infections’.
According to her, ingredients in vaccines include ‘acetone and aborted foetal cell tissue that turns into cancer’.
She said the HPV ‘kills girls on the spot’ and described the Covid-19 vaccines as ‘downright deadly’, adding that ‘there is no C-19 other than the one pre loaded into a syringe’.
Her social media accounts with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram have since been blocked, but the panel heard that she continued to post similar content and feature on other people’s accounts on other social media sites such as Telegram, BitChute and Brighteon.
Thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest against the vaccination programme and the Government’s approach to the pandemic
She was interviewed on main stream national media networks as a leading ‘anti-vaxxer’, including on BBC One Panorama, Sky News, and ITV Wales.
Reaching it’s decision, the panel heard how she also used her social media platform to compare health organisations with Nazi death camps.