A QAnon queen and the Canada town that wants her gone
QAnon-inspired conspiracy theorist Romana Didulo leads a group of supporters who have spent the last few years traveling around Canada in motorhomes.
In south-western Saskatchewan, the group settled into a former school in Richmound, a village of 150 people.
Approximately 15 to 25 of Didulo’s followers have been at the site for about a week, according to Thomas Fougere of Community TV.
The neighbours began pushing them to leave as soon as they arrived.
Approximately 100 local residents drove around the school on Sunday in tractors, semi-trucks, and other vehicles, trying to drive out the newcomers.
It is the only playground in the village where kids can ride their bikes safely away from the highway, he said. The town doesn’t want them.” Ms Didulo, 48, immigrated to Canada as a teenager from the Philippines. In 2020, she founded a fringe political party after setting up several businesses.
QAnon leaders endorsed her claim to the “Queen of Canada” title, and she has built up a following of followers. She claims the US military is backing her claim to the title. She issued “decrees” to absolve her more than 36,000 Telegram followers from debts and bills.
According to Christine Sarteschi, an expert in extremism and the sovereign citizen movement – an anti-government group that dodges taxes and creates its own legal system – followers have lost their homes, cars, and possessions as a result of this.
It is believed that Ms Didulo and her followers spread a wide range of beliefs, including sovereignty, anti-vaccination conspiracy theories, and ideas related to the QAnon movement – a theory that claims former President Donald Trump is fighting an elite army of Satanist paedophiles in government, business, and the media in a secret war.