Self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Canada’ arrested by RCMP after allegedly threatening medical staff

Romana Didulo, the leader Canada’s QAnon numbers with a history of allegedly encouraging her followers to shoot paramedics, was arrested by the RCMP national security team in Victoria, BC


Didulo, who often calls herself the “Queen of Canada,” said in a YouTube video that the RCMP’s integrated national security enforcement team (INSET) served her with a search warrant and told her she was incarcerated under BC’s mental health act.

A Justice for Peace for the Victoria Courts Registry has confirmed that an RCMP search warrant was issued on 27 November for an address linked to Didulo.

Based in BC, Didulo has amassed more than 73,000 followers on encrypted messaging app Telegram, where she is said to have called for paramedics to be shot in Canada’s Anti-Hate Network. The Anti-Hate Network also alleges she encouraged her followers to target a variety of audiences involved in the COVID-19 response including politicians, government employees, journalists and teacher.

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Global News has not independently verified that Didulo made the alleged threats.

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According to Didulo, officers arrived at her home on November 27, just days after she allegedly told her followers to “shoot to kill” all the paramedics involved. the use of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“They called my name and said ‘open this door or we’ll break in,'” she said in a YouTube video. “I was handcuffed and escorted by several officers.”

Didulo said in the video the officers who arrested her were “very attentive and polite” and she was taken to the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria for a psychiatric evaluation.

As part of BC’s mental health act, police can order someone to be arrested and detained for up to 48 hours for a mental health assessment.

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At the hospital, she said she was examined by doctors who asked her about her mental health and whether she was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. She said a doctor had told her she was not “certified” and that she would be released.

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“The next time I disappear, you know I’ll be on the national integrated national security enforcement team,” she said in the video, holding what appeared to be an RCMP officer’s business card.

BC RCMP spokesperson Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said Mounties could not confirm whether Didulo was arrested or any details of her account.

“Only in the event that an investigation leads to the introduction of criminal charges will the RCMP confirm its investigation, the nature of any charges brought,” Shoihet said in an email. “Given the foregoing, we are not in a position to confirm.”

Didulo could not be reached for comment.

The so-called “Queen of Canada” has spent months calling for the arrest and killing of anyone involved in Canada’s rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Anti-Hate Network. published post it says was posted by her.

Peter Smith, a journalist for Anti-Hate Network, said Didulo didn’t have many followers until earlier this year when she got a big boost from influential US followers QAnon QAnon is an algorithm. A broad term for internet conspiracy theories. accuses the world of being run by a group of pedophiles that worship Satan.

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Smith said that while some of what Didulo said may seem foreign, the threat of violence from her and her followers needs to be taken seriously by police.

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“There have been a lot of calls for violence or calls for paramilitary action lately,” Smith said. “I would warn people to take it pretty seriously.”

In a recent Telegram message, Didulo allegedly instructed his “army” to “shoot and kill anyone who tries to give children under 19 the Coronavirus19 vaccine/biological weapon or any other vaccine.” another please”.

She has also called on her followers in the US to enter Canada and arrest or kill those involved in immunizing children against COVID-19, including doctors and teachers, according to the Anti-Flight Network. Hate posted on Telegram.

The alleged violent allegations posted online to her social media accounts have also led to real-world consequences, including her followers sending “stop and cancel” notices. ” asks businesses and governments to cease activities related to the COVID-19 response.

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In a disturbing incident last June, an elementary school in Alberta was targeted by her followers, who arrived while children were in class and began spreading anti-vaccination information. ask for. The incident was first reported by Deputy News.

Didulo’s arrest also comes at a time when doctors, nurses and healthcare workers across Canada have described how they have been targeted online with racist, hateful comments. and misconceptions for speaking out about the benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine. Some have even said that they have been threatened with physical violence or death.

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