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Gladys Berejiklian: Harrowing moment former NSW Premier is heckled by conspiracy theorist

A shocking video has emerged of former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian being harassed by a conspiracy theorist while she shops.

The clip was posted to the Instagram channel of Dominic Karnaby, the anti-vaxxer who made headlines after filming himself abusing workers at cafés for policing Covid-19 restrictions during Sydney’s lockdown.

‘I can’t disclose how I got this footage of Gladys the former Premier of The Republic of Afgladystan but here she is evading questions from independent media in Pitt St today…’ Karnaby posted alongside the video. 

In the vision Ms Berejiklian can be seen walking along George St in the Sydney CBD while a man follows behind filming her.

‘How’s the scam? Keep it going. Did it work out for you? 

‘How much are you getting paid by George Soros? Gladys, how much is George Soros paying you? We need to know.’

In the video former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian can be seen walking along George St in the Sydney CBD while a man follows behind filming her and asking conspiracy-related questions

Ms Berejiklian looks back away from the camera, appearing to search for a store, but then enters the Strand Arcade as the man behind the camera continues to ask conspiracy-related questions.  

‘Are you paid by the Rothschilds? Are you on the Rothschild payroll?  

‘Gladys, are you going to go to China?’

The vision is overlaid with the popular Flanagan and Allen war-time song Run Rabbit Run.   

Billionaire investor George Soros is a wildly popular target of far-right activists and QAnon conspiracy theorists, who believe he funds organisations such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, as well as fraudulent voting schemes and illegal immigration. 

The Rothschilds, a German-Jewish banking dynasty, are the subject of similar outlandish claims from conspiracy theorists.  

‘She’s forgetting that she’s destroyed a lot of peoples lives the last 3 years,’ Karnaby posted with the video.

The video of Ms Berejiklian being accosted by a man while shopping was posted to the Instagram channel of Dominic Karnaby (pictured), the anti-vaxxer who made headlines after filming himself abusing workers at cafés for policing Covid-19 restrictions during Sydney's lockdown

The video of Ms Berejiklian being accosted by a man while shopping was posted to the Instagram channel of Dominic Karnaby (pictured), the anti-vaxxer who made headlines after filming himself abusing workers at cafés for policing Covid-19 restrictions during Sydney’s lockdown

Karnaby, a Christian podcaster, posted a number of videos during Sydney’s extended lockdown in which he berated café staff for enforcing Covid restrictions. In one, he compared mask mandates to ‘rape’. 

Ms Berejiklian resigned as premier on October 1 after the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption had announced she was being investigated over her relationship with disgraced former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.

During more than four years as NSW premier, she had overseen the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including a 106-day lockdown in Greater Sydney.

While Ms Berejklian will exit politics altogether at an upcoming by-election, other state premiers who have overseen public health responses to the pandemic are currently bearing the brunt of public anger towards mandatory vaccination policies.

Demonstrators display makeshift gallows with nooses during a march against pandemic laws and mandatory vaccines in the Melbourne CBD on November 13

Demonstrators display makeshift gallows with nooses during a march against pandemic laws and mandatory vaccines in the Melbourne CBD on November 13

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan was harassed by protestors after a town hall meeting in Eaton last Sunday

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan was harassed by protestors after a town hall meeting in Eaton last Sunday

Mr McGowan's car swarmed by demonstrators as he was hurried into the back seat by security personnel

Mr McGowan’s car swarmed by demonstrators as he was hurried into the back seat by security personnel

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has become the target of rolling protests, with demonstrators displaying makeshift gallows with nooses in marches through the Melbourne CBD. 

Mr Andrews said his family had been targeted by ‘extremists’.

‘We have seen extremists, rabid anti-vaxxers and others making all sorts of threats, threats against me, my wife and my kids,’ he said.

‘I’m committed to doing what has to be done. I’m not about chasing, through doublespeak, the votes of extremists or their preferences.’ 

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan was harassed by protestors after a town hall meeting in Eaton last Sunday, with his car swarmed by demonstrators as he was hurried into the back seat by security personnel.    

‘The people who protest have a right to protest peacefully but that’s not going to change the government’s approach to this — which is to get people vaccinated across the community to keep ourselves safe and allow us to open borders to other states of Australia and internationally early next year,’ Mr McGowan said.

‘Last year, at the height of COVID, everyone was wishing for and begging for a vaccine. Yet in Australia we have some of these people who are denying medical science, ignoring all of the evidence, and protesting in the way they are.’

Protestors at the 'The Worldwide Rally for Freedom' protest against mandatory vaccinations and lockdown measures in Brisbane on November 20

Protestors at the ‘The Worldwide Rally for Freedom’ protest against mandatory vaccinations and lockdown measures in Brisbane on November 20

A large protest also occurred in Covid-free Brisbane last weekend, where Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to drop a controversial requirement that anyone entering Queensland after December 17 must prove they’ve had a negative PCR test in the 72 hours before arrival.

Currently, the test must be taken at the traveller’s own expense, costing around $145 at a private pathology lab. The cost would be over $700 for a family of five to enter the state.

Queensland has defended the need for the test on the basis that other jurisdictions such as Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania also require one. 

Daily Mail Australia has approached NSW Police to ask whether the incident involving Ms Berejiklian is the subject of either a complaint or an investigation.

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