As governments worldwide continue to implement authoritarian COVID restrictions on their citizens, people across the globe are taking drastic actions in defiance of such tyrannical mandates.
In Germany, a man reportedly killed himself and his entire family over fears that his fake vaccine card would be discovered by his employer. According to The Blaze, “German police said they were called to a gruesome scene at the man’s home on Saturday by witnesses who saw lifeless bodies through the windows” and “discovered five members of a family killed at the home in the town of Königs Wusterhausen, outside of Berlin.”
Among the bodies found include those of the two 40-year-old parents and three children, aged 10, 8, and 4 years old. Police say they found a suicide note at the scene, which explained “that the man had obtained fake vaccine cards for himself and his wife, but that the employer had discovered the false documents.”
After firing the man, the employer threatened to report the family to government authorities, which prompted fears among the husband and wife that their children would be taken away. Police believe the man first killed his wife and children before killing himself and have indicated that he was in duress after losing his job over the fake card incident.
In Belgium, recent protests in Brussels over the country’s COVID restrictions turned violent, which prompted police to use tear gas and water cannons on protestors. According to Raidió Teilifís Éireann, “[S]ome 8,000 people marched through Brussels towards the headquarters of the European Union, chanting ‘Freedom!’ and letting off fireworks.” Among the protestors were off-duty firefighters, who were protesting against forced vaccination.
After reaching the building, the large crowd dispersed into smaller groups, upon which approximately 100 protestors ran into a riot barricade blocking access to the European Commission. According to ABC News, “[A]fter a brief stand-off with police, protesters hurdled trash and other objects, including a bicycle, at police and set off firecrackers and flares,” with authorities using a water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
A little further south in New Zealand, a man allegedly received upwards of 10 COVID shots in a single day on behalf of other citizens hoping to avoid the country’s COVID shot mandate, which applies to roughly 40 percent of New Zealand’s workforce. According to The Blaze, “Astrid Koornneef – group manager operations for the Covid-19 vaccine and immunization program in New Zealand – noted that the country’s Ministry of Health was aware of the person who received 10 COVID-19 vaccine shots and was taking the matter very seriously.”
“To assume another person’s identity and receive a medical treatment is dangerous,” Koornneef said. “This puts at risk the person who receives a vaccination under an assumed identify and the person whose health record will show they have been vaccinated when they have not.”
Authorities say they suspect the man visited multiple vaccination sites and was “likely paid for the shots in order to make it appear that [others] were fully vaccinated.”