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Woman who filmed hospital in bid to disprove covid stands trial in Cirencester

200 anti-vaccination protesters gathered this morning outside a magistrates in support of anti-lockdown activist Debbie Hicks.

Among those protesting her arrest was Jeremy Corbyn's brother, Piers.

Ms Hicks, 46, of Stratford Road, Stroud is standing trial accused of filming inside a hospital in a bid to prove that the pandemic is all a lie.

She has pleaded not guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on 28th December last year.

The charge has been brought against her under Section 5 of the Public Order Act and is being heard by Cheltenham Magistrates sitting at the Nightingale Court in Cirencester.

Before today's hearing Ms Hicks addressed the crowd of banner carrying protestors by megaphone. Posters brandished by the protestors bore messages such as 'Kids are not lab rats,' 'We demand scientific TV debate on Covid vax dangers, especially to children', 'The biggest experiement on humans since WWII', 'Nazi experiment', and 'Freedom is not negotiable.'

The case against Ms Hicks is that she went into an outpatient ward in the hospital that day and started filming and giving a commentary as she did so.

The film, which set out to show that the hospital was quiet and not full of Covid-19 patients, was later shown on social media and led to her arrest in her dressing gown at her home the following day.

She can allegedly be heard in the hospital film saying "We've been put in Tier 3, for this? It's a disgrace. I've seen less than 20 people.

"It's completely dead in an empty hospital with wards shut down and the lights off. Where are all the people dying and where is the mutant virus?

"I can't see the evidence and neither can the public watching. We've been robbed of Christmas for this."

Hospital bosses insist there were about 200 Covid patients being treated there at the time.

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