A woman who has been arrested for supposedly sitting on a bench is a COVID conspirator who believes that the virus is no worse than getting the sniffles.
Tattoo artist Marcia Baker was videoed being arrested by three officers in a Bournemouth park on Saturday.
In the video, which was publicly shared online, she tells them that she was just sitting on a bench, but Marcia Baker, 50, is well known within the Bournemouth area for her resistance to the lockdown and had attended an anti lockdown demonstration in the town on Saturday, before her arrest.
One friend who fell out with her over her COVID conspiracy theories told a news outlet that she’d been into all kinds of conspiracy theories for quite a while but just became more neurotic when the pandemic started last year and that she was going around telling everyone that coronavirus was no more dangerous than getting the sniffles and that it was an attempt to control us all.
She said that she just couldn’t take it anymore and had to quit talking to her because she doesn’t think the virus exists and that it was crazy the stuff that she comes out with.
Marcia Baker works at the Black Pearl Tattoo studio in Bournemouth and is the mother of two daughters who are in their 20s.
Her friend maintained that if there’s a protest against the lockdown, Marcia is there and she said that her views were pretty wild but there was no debating with her because she’s convinced that COVID is one big conspiracy.
The footage, which has been shared extensively online, shows three police officers surrounding Marcia Baker in Bournemouth for supposedly leaving her house more than once in a day.
The clip then shows her being handcuffed and led away by officers as she repeatedly tells them that she was just sitting on a bench.
But Dorset Police announced the video was planned, staged-managed and recorded by members of an anti lockdown protest group.
Dorset Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Mark Callaghan said they believe the video was planned, stage-managed and recorded by members of the protest group who turned up in various areas, some of whom refused to engage and give their details.
He said that if people refuse to give their details in such circumstances, then it leaves officers with little option but to arrest until the details are confirmed.
It shouldn’t matter what this woman believes in. Police shouldn’t be arresting you for sitting on a bench on your own, and on Marcia Baker’s Facebook page, she posted a statement from organisers of Saturday’s demonstrations which said that they would be seeking legal advice after it was suggested that they staged the events.
There was video proof and similar things have been going on for months with the police over abusing their powers, and it appears to be the same everywhere, with police stopping people in their vehicles, asking if their journey is essential.
And what this woman believes in is irrelevant. I might believe the moon is made of cheese, but it doesn’t make it okay for me to be arrested for sitting on a bench.
What possible harm was she doing, sitting on a bench getting some fresh air? And it’s good for mental health to be outdoors and if anyone can prove that she was a danger to society sitting on a bench, then I’d love to hear your views.
It seems that we’re headed for communism and nobody appears to notice or care and it’s mind-blowing.