'Covid-19 truth tour' coming to Leicester claiming pandemic is hoax

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A 'Covid-19 truth tour' which claims the deadly coronavirus pandemic is a hoax is coming to Leicester next weekend.

The tour started in London's Leicester Square on September 1 and is reportedly travelling across the country, before ending back at Hyde Park in London at the end of the month.

A poster, seen by LeicestershireLive, claims the conspiracy theory tour will come to Leicester on Sunday September 13. A specific location or time in the city is not given.

The tour is travelling from city to city in a yellow camper van, and apparently starts from noon everyday in each new location. The tour is visiting 26 cities in the UK in 28 days.

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A video on the hosting site 'Bitchute' features a man named Dave talking about the 'truth tour' and its aims.

In the video he claims that his 'street activism' started a year ago when he and others travelled in the yellow campervan across Europe incorrectly claiming the Earth is flat.

Dave also appeals for money and volunteers to help with the latest tour.

He said: "If you know what we know about this corona hoax you will not want to miss this opportunity to talk to people about it in a safe environment because you will have the rest of us to back you up.

"Sign up and do your part to wake people up to the lie.

"We are going to be touring around the UK to 26 cities in 28 days. It is going to be a hectic tour but we are going to need your help and support to make it happen.

"We are going to need volunteers doing a stint on the bus, so if you feel comfortable talking to people about this Covid hoax then feel free to email us.

Coronavirus signs have been vandalised

"We are also going to need funding for petrol and supplies, so we have set up a Paypal account and a GoFundMe."

The news of this 'truth tour' comes as graffiti has appeared on the coronavirus signs in Queens Road, Clarendon Park which read 'hoax' and 'scam'.

Signs along New Walk and in the city centre have also reportedly been daubed with the same message.

A Leicester City Council spokesperson said: "The lamp-post banners currently on display on city streets are displaying sensible, proportionate and widely accepted public health messages about coronavirus and how to stay safe.

"It’s very disappointing that these banners have been vandalised. Vandalism of this nature will not be tolerated and will be reported to the police.

"Regarding a protest coming to Leicester, people are entitled to protest peacefully on any issue, but again we would ask people to mindful of public health advice to keep your distance from others, which can be difficult to do at a protest.

"It’s very important that people remember and heed public health messages as coronavirus hasn’t gone away.

"Leicester has made great progress in tackling the virus, but this will only continue if everyone carries on working together to contain the spread."

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson told LeicestershireLive they were not aware of any planned protests taking place in the city.

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