Twisted anti-vaxxers 'deliberately tape razor blades to conspiracy posters to cause harm'
Razor blades are being put in anti-vax posters by protesters, with London transport staff now warned about the danger and to be on the look out.
Transport for London staff have been given a health bulletin which highlights reports where blades have been attached to the back of posters.
It stated that so far no such posters have been found on its network but it did mention other cases elsewhere.
In one incident a person was allegedly injured while removing a poster reading: “Masks don’t work. Masks - a visual prop to drive fear and prolong the pandemic,” said TfL.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union is seeking action to catch the culprits and told TfL staff to take care.
It said that posters with razors had been placed in rail and tube stations around London.
Last week the TfL Safety, Health and Environment Bulletin said that posters had been placed on walls with conspiracy theories about Covid and included many lies.
Staff have been told to look out for sharp objects when they remove the posters.
On the bulletin there was a photo of the back of a poster where there was a blood-stained razor.
It is reported that the image is of a woman who suffered a cut when she removed a poster in Cardiff.
RMT union boss Mick Lynch said that he expects the police to take action against people putting the razor blades on the posters.
He reportedly said: “Any anti-vax conspiracy theorist resorting to this disgusting practice of lacing their propaganda with razor blades needs to know that they will face criminal prosecution and the highest possible sentences.
"As far as RMT is concerned they should be locked up for a long time. We would expect the police and the courts to take the hardest possible line."
Transport for London said it had issued guidance for its staff on how to remove posters without risking injury.
A spokesperson said: "We act urgently to remove unauthorised materials from our network, such as posters, including those relating to the pandemic.
"The safety of our customers and colleagues is paramount and we have issued guidance to our staff on how to remove them safely after reports of instances outside of our network of razor blades being attached to the back of such materials.
"None have been detected on our network and there have .been very few instances of unauthorised adverts and materials relating to the pandemic."
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