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4 arrested for disrupting coronavirus vaccinations in Tokyo

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Police in Tokyo have arrested four people on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business after they barged into a coronavirus vaccination clinic and disrupted the inoculations.

The four, led by Noboru Nakagawa, 64, of no fixed occupation, are believed to be members of an anti-vaccination group called Yamato-Q, Kyodo News reported. The group has been campaigning against the vaccines on social media, as well as trying to stop vaccinations in Tokyo since January.

The latest incident occurred at a clinic in Tokyo’s Shibuya district at around 11 a.m. on Thursday. At the time, several people, including children, were being vaccinated. The four entered the clinic, yelling that vaccinations are a crime and demanded to speak to the clinic director.

One of the clinic staff called 110 and the four trespassers were arrested.

On its website, Yamato Q refers to itself as the Japan branch of the U.S. political conspiracy movement QAnon, which is popular among rightwing extremists. Yamato Q claims that the coronavirus is a hoax and doesn’t exist.

In March, Yamato Q members also tried to disrupt vaccinations at Tokyo Dome and other venues in the capital.

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Yamato-Q and QAnon..never heard of that.

How many members do they have besides these four?

3 ( +10 / -7 )

Well, at least their illegal activities did not cause victims of violence, irrational people that give too much importance to their own beliefs have no right to be disrupting something that will get people protected.

-6 ( +10 / -16 )

@Monty

Never heard of Qanon ? Have you been living under a rock for the last few years ?

Conspiracy-addled weirdos who believe the world is run by a cabal of baby-eating aliens.

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@Monty

Never heard of Qanon ?

No, really never.

Just now for the first time.

Maybe because I do not care or give any attention to any conspiracy BS.

11 ( +20 / -9 )

Throw them in prison an example out of them as to stop idiots like them in the future from doing the same!

6 ( +13 / -7 )

@Monty

I’m kind of envious of your innocence.

I wish they could be written off as fringe nutters but their beliefs are almost indistinguishable from mainstream US conservatism.

Seems it’s here too. Always about the same age too.

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Yamato Q refers to itself as the Japan branch of QAnon

ahhh, I get it. Q but the Japanese version.......clever.

a lot of morons out there.

Noboru Nakagawa, 64, of no fixed occupation

Worry about getting a job first, Noboru.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Yamato-Q and QAnon..never heard of that.

I also never heard of Yamato-Q. You could learn about them here:

https://yamatoq.info/

On its website, Yamato Q refers to itself as the Japan branch of the U.S. political conspiracy movement QAnon, which is popular among rightwing extremists. Yamato Q claims that the coronavirus is a hoax and doesn’t exist.

I had a quick look at the above site, and I didn't notice any mention of QAnon or about the virus being a hoax. But they are sending letters to doctors and clinics informing them of the effects of the vaccines: Myocarditis, Antibody-dependent infection increases (ADE), infertility, autoimmune disease, cancer...

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Yamato Q claims that the coronavirus is a hoax and doesn’t exist.

I'm all for giving them each virulent strain one after the other and if they don't get sick and go flatline, I'll believe their little conspiracy theory.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Thank god for US right wing extremists, helping spread joy around the globe.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Throw these idiots in Jail and let them live with a record for the rest of their lives. As if the world doesn't have enough problems.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Pure scum.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Some of these loons were handing out pamphlets in the local station recently.

They looked exactly as you’d imagine. The most polite description would be ‘disheveled unemployables’.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Corona-chan, i think you miss four idiots.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Qanon is generally not known for non US residents or citizens

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Yamato...how unoriginal.

Morons

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Japanese qanon! That's a new one. Look. If you want the vaccine get it. If you don't trust it, then don't. Thankfully we have the freedom to choose for ourselves. That's one thing I love about Japan.

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An Uber driver summed it up nicely for me a couple of months ago. Stumbling upon an anti-vaxxers protest he asked them 'what are you protesting about? Vaccinations are not compulsory, so if you don't believe in Coronavirus then just don't get the vaccination'.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

It's time to call in the real Q, from James Bond

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Yeah ive never heard of them either and iam rapidly forgetting about them already.

Didnt even bother to read any further than the third paragraph.

Lock em up and vaccinate them asap !

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

The four men, led by Noboru Nakagawa, 64, of no fixed occupation, are believed to be members of an anti-vaccination group called Yamato-Q

Who let this trash out of the basement?

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PaustovskyApr. 8  05:24 pm JST

@Monty

Never heard of Qanon ? Have you been living under a rock for the last few years ?

Conspiracy-addled weirdos who believe the world is run by a cabal of baby-eating aliens.

And these crackpots also blame a 'Jewish conspiracy cartel' too. Always the Jews. Bigoted idiots!

Just look at that face-painted Qanon Qrackpot who was in US Capital riot last year, with that furry horned helmet on, screaming like a banshee. That oughta tell you everything about their IQs.

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JimizoToday  12:46 am JST

The four men, led by Noboru Nakagawa, 64, of no fixed occupation, are believed to be members of an anti-vaccination group called Yamato-Q

Who let this trash out of the basement?

Who let the dogs out?

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Not saying I agree with large group inoculations nor breaking the law but won’t take another ‘booster’ in my arm…

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I had a quick look at the above site, and I didn't notice any mention of QAnon or about the virus being a hoax. But they are sending letters to doctors and clinics informing them of the effects of the vaccines: Myocarditis, Antibody-dependent infection increases (ADE), infertility, autoimmune disease, cancer...

Tring to mislead people by spreading disinformation (because the "dangers" are either false or just incredibly higher in non-vaccinated people because of the SARS-CoV-2 infection) is bad enough. These people take pride in putting others at a higher risk.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Send them to Shanghai.

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Three of the four arrested are women.

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20220407/k00/00m/040/172000c

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A lot of anons are women

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Questioning mass media and disinformation regarding the truth about the pandemic is one thing.

Thats understandable.

However physically obstructing and disrupting inoculations is another thing .

Lunatic activists extremists deserve to be arrested and detained indefinitely.

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