Anti-5G Activists Take Dutch Government To Court Over ‘Unethical’ Network Rollout
vrijdag, 08 mei 2020 - Categorie: Artikelen
5 mei 2020
Anti-5G activists in The Netherlands have taken the government in court over the its “unethical” nationwide 5G rollout that poses “serious health risks” to the general public.
As reported by DutchNews.nl, the Stop5GNL Foundation argues that the rollout of the next-generation telecommunications network should be discontinued until it has been “sufficiently demonstrated that there are no real and serious health risks.”
This comes just weeks after a number of conspiracy theories linked 5G to the spread of COVID-19, though these myths were widely-debunked by the scientific and technology communities.
“The health risks are not currently ruled out by the State and insufficient research has been conducted into this,” the group claims. “Application of the precautionary principle is therefore absolutely necessary. If the rollout is continued, the State will expose its citizens to a real, serious and irreversible health risk.”
The activists, which have denied responsibility for the growing number arson attacks on telecoms masts across the country, argue that little research has been conducted into the potential health risks of exposure to 5G, and that by ploughing ahead with the rollout, the Dutch government is ignoring 252 scientists from 43 countries who have all conducted research into the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields on humans, animals and the environment.
“It is very urgent that 5G be stopped. With 5G, there will be a huge increase in antennas,” the group says. “The radiation load is expected to increase by a factor of 10 to 100. The antennas will be placed close to residential areas and on houses and buildings and will use much higher frequencies, with larger biologically disturbing pulsations and more dangerous signal characteristics.”
The group made its first appearance in The Hague on Monday, where lawyer Thom Beukers, arguing on behalf of the Stop5GNL Foundation, said the planned the rollout was “unethical”. “You do not gamble with the health of the public,” he added.
According to the state lawyer, government advisors from public health institute RIVM and the Health Council of the Netherlands stated that 5G does not meet critical exposure limits by any means. However, the Council is said to be working on a new report, ordered by Parliament, the results of which are due in July.
The Netherlands isn’t the only country facing resistance over its planned 5G rollout. In the U.K, telecoms operators have reported numerous cases of 5G conspiracy theorists setting critical network infrastructure alight and attacking engineers providing essential network maintenance.
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