QAnon Followers Think Secret Trials Will Be Held for COVID Rule Enforcers—'Nuremberg 2.0'

QAnon followers believe a second set of Nuremberg-like trials will be held to prosecute those who introduced coronavirus restrictions, on the grounds of "crimes against humanity."

Acolytes of the QAnon conspiracy theory latched onto posts about a supposed Nuremberg 2.0 trial that would prosecute officials who introduced coronavirus restrictions, claiming a class-action lawsuit could be brought against them.

Posts promoting a Zoom meeting to discuss the apparent secret trial were promoted on an influential QAnon Telegram channel with 85,000 followers that shared details about how it could be viewed on July 4.

The post said those who watched the Zoom meeting would find opening statements and evidence that would be presented at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against "Hitler's 4th Reich members for coronavirus measures."

In 1946, the Nuremberg trials in post-war Germany led to the execution of many people connected to, or directly part of, the Nazi administration of Adolf Hitler who led a genocidal campaign that killed an estimated six million Jews and millions of other interned Europeans.

The channel then encouraged followers to "share everywhere."

However, several commenters who underneath the post expressed confusion and disappointment that 100 people were allowed in on the Zoom meeting, which is the limit unless a larger expansion is added on.

It was unclear if any followers managed to access the Zoom meeting.

Another post, uploaded on July 3 alongside a photo of a billboard advert that encouraged drivers to search for "Nuremberg Code", said: "Justice is coming - Nuremberg 2.0 soon - treason - crimes against humanity - military law - death penalty - no mercy."

The post was viewed more than 11,200 times and commenters stated their children needed to be saved from the coronavirus vaccine and pushed the false belief the jabs were killing people en masse.

Both posts linked to the same Nuremberg 2.0 website that claimed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a hoax and included comments from lawyer Reiner Fuellmich.

In a video titled "Nuremberg Trials, 2.0" shows Fuellmich standing in front of books and calling the ongoing pandemic a "coronavirus scandal."

He later added: "Those responsible for it must be criminally prosecuted and sued for civil damages." Fuellmich further claimed the apparent scandal had "unfolded into probably the greatest crime against humanity ever committed."

The attorney, who said he has practiced law in California, has previous form with comments that the pandemic was somehow planned by a cabal of global elites. He added that PCR tests were not reliable.

In a viral June 10, Facebook post, he was interviewed by one-time advisor to former President Donald Trump.

During the interview, Fuellmich said: "Concrete plans for this pandemic were made by very rich and powerful people some 10 years ago, among them the Rockefeller Foundation."

But, the AFP Fact Check branded the claims as false.

It said earlier this year: "This is false. While the Rockefeller Foundation and other experts did study pandemic scenarios, they in no way fabricated a deadly outbreak, and health authorities say PCR tests are reliable."

Newsweek has contacted Fuellmich for comment.

QAnon first emerged as a conspiracy theory in 2017 on the messageboard website 4Chan. In several posts by a person who claimed to have "Q" level security clearance within the U.S. government, Hillary Clinton would be arrested..

The arrest never came and numerous predictions made by "Q" did not happen.

It did, however, lead to a now-global set of Q followers, many of whom are also skeptical of vaccine efficacy, who worked to decode posts that they believed showed evidence for an international cabal of cannibalistic pedophiles.

Followers also believe that Trump would somehow expose this global cabal whose members would be put on trial.

However, after his election defeat in 2020, Q messages (known as Q-drops) slowed down dramatically.

The lack of new posts has not stopped the fervour of most QAnon followers, who still believe that Trump won the last election, with many convinced he will be reinstated as president.

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A man wearing a QAnon vest held a flag during a No Mandatory Flu Shot Massachusetts rally held outside of the State House in Boston on August 30, 2020. A survey has found nearly half of QAnon supports also agree that the rise of liberalism has enabled Jewish people to destroy institutions and take over the world. Getty Images/Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe

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