Isle of Wight 5G Protest
Dozens protest against the rollout of 5G technology on the Isle of Wight.
22:08 15 April 2019
Dozens of people who are not in favour of the introduction of 5G on the Isle of Wight have gathered in Newport’s St James’ Square emphasising the potential negative impact of the technology on human health, wildlife and the environment.
Protest organiser Tanja Rebel said: "This demonstration clearly showed the concern from young and old about a technology which is being rolled out without due diligence, without strategic health or environmental impact assessments and without any public consultations — without public consent.
"To expose people and wildlife to 24/7 pulsed millimetre wave radiation is in clear breach of the precautionary principle and of our human rights, which are enshrined in UN law.
"People across the world are standing up and raising their voices and Brussels, Rome, The Netherlands and most recently Florida have put a halt to 5G until more research has been conducted, in line with the plea from many thousands of scientists across the globe.
"This is not 'tin foil' nonsense, as our council leader will have us believe, but serious concern based on serious science."