Anti-vaxxer: Yellow star is ‘ultimate tribute’ to Shoah victims

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Anti-vaxxer: Yellow star is ‘ultimate tribute’ to Shoah victims

The man, who identified himself by the name of Jeff Wyatt, was one of several individuals openly wearing badges using the yellow star at a Westminster demo on Tuesday.

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Protestor wearing a yellow-starred badge, with the words 'Not Vaccinated' on it (Credit: Lee Harpin)
Protestor wearing a yellow-starred badge, with the words 'Not Vaccinated' on it (Credit: Lee Harpin)

An anti-vaxx protestor outside the House of Commons has said a yellow-starred badge bearing the words “Not Vaccinated” attached to his left-arm was the “ultimate tribute” to the victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

The man, who identified himself by the name of Jeff Wyatt was one of several individuals openly wearing badges using the yellow star –  infamously made to be worn by Jews under the Nazis – at the Westminster demo on Tuesday.

Underneath the words “Not Vaccinated”, Wyatt’s badge also included the German translation “Nicht Geimpft”.

Asked if he did not consider the badge to be insensitive to the those who suffered in the Holocaust, Wyatt said: “It’s the ultimate tribute – because where we are heading is where the Jews went.”

Pointing to the Commons building, where MPs had gathered to debate the crisis in Afghanistan, he said:” This lot are creating a genocide against the people.

Another demonstrator wears a yellow-starred badge (Credit: Lee Harpin)

“Bear in mind in the 1930s, the Nazis didn’t just suddenly become the tyrants they were  – they slowly had their evil way over the public of Germany.

“And the Jews, for years and years said ‘just do what they say’ – and eventually they gassed them.”

The small gathering of protestors held placards urging the public to reject vaccinations against Covid and a call to “Stop Medical Apartheid.”

Wyatt said he would describe himself as a “prominent” member of the group of around 50 demonstrators who regularly protested in Westminster.

“People need to wake up to what is happening,” he claimed.

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