A book signing at the Chorleywood Memorial Hall became the sight of a major furore as anti-vaxxers entered the building to accuse TV’s Dr. Hilary Jones of having ‘blood on his hands’.
Protestors claiming they were from the Bucks Freedom Action Group interrupted the private event on Monday, November 22, where Dr. Jones, known for his appearances on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, was discussing his debut novel, ‘Frontline’.
In a video posted on social media, the group can be seen approaching the stage and asking questions such as: “Why are you not worried about the deaths this man is responsible for?”
Another protestor can be heard saying: “You’ve said the worst reaction we can expect from the vaccine was a bad rash. You don’t have any words for the grieving relatives”.
Dr. Jones replied to the group, stating: “‘I will talk to you any time, over a cup of tea, politely, but not now.”
Despite these calls for calm, the event continued to face disruption, with protestors talking over the popular media figure and walking onto the stage.
The event had been set up by Chiltern Bookshops, who run the popular Chorleywood Bookshop in the village, for Dr. Jones to discuss his upcoming debut novel about a love story in World War One.
He’s previously faced abuse on social media due to his continuing support for the COVID-19 vaccination efforts and approval of them being given to young children.