David Icke, conspiracy theorist from UK, denied entrance into Netherlands

Officials have prohibited conspiracy theorist David Icke from entering the Netherlands, citing his threat to public order.

Mr. Icke rose to notoriety in the 1990s by advocating fringe beliefs and gaining a new audience with the Covid epidemic.

He erroneously claimed that 5G mobile phone networks propagated the malware and that a Jewish outfit was responsible.

On Sunday, Mr. Icke was scheduled to speak to demonstrators in Amsterdam who were critical of the government’s Covid-19 reaction.

Mr. Icke’s two-year travel restriction was initially published on his website, where he stated that the Dutch authorities issued him a letter warning him that his presence in the nation may generate tensions between different groups and disrupt public order.

Mr. Icke claims the restriction applies to the EU’s visa-free Schengen zone, which means he is also barred from entering 25 additional nations.

The Dutch Ministry of Justice confirmed the ban to local media, using a leaked letter, but made no more comment.

Last month, the mayor, police, and prosecutor’s office of Amsterdam ordered rally organizers to exclude Mr. Icke due to his “anti-Semitic and harmful utterances.”

The event will still take place, with counter-demonstrations planned.

Mr. Icke, a former footballer, and sports presenter, was banned from Facebook and Twitter in 2020 after his accounts broke Covid-19 misleading guidelines.

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