Jon-Bernard Kairouz, AKA the TikTok COVID numbers guy, has been issued a court attendance notice by NSW Police after he uploaded (and deleted) a video of himself at the Freedom Rally Protest in Sydney’s CBD on Saturday.
In the now deleted video, Kairouz can be seen calling himself the “People’s Premier” while shouting from a megaphone. He also allegedly appears without a face mask or face covering.
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A NSW Police spokesperson confirmed with PEDESTRIAN.TV that they issued the 24-year-old a Court Attendance Notice “for two counts of not comply with noticed direction – COVID-19 and encourage the commission of crimes.
Kairouz became a viral TikTok sensation when he started ‘accurately predicting’ NSW’s COVID cases numbers ahead of the press conference.
It was alleged that he was being leaked the numbers by an NSW Health insider, which are totalled the night before at 8pm and announced at the next day’s press conference. However, after 3/3 accurate guesses – his luck ran out for the fourth.
Speaking at the anti-lockdown protest yesterday, Kairouz had this to say:
“Ladies and gentleman, it is a pleasure to be here as the People’s Premier.”
“Now, I have to say I’ve crunched the numbers, and I don’t think the cases will be going up tomorrow but from what I’ve calculated, there are over 50,000 people here today.
“For everyone that’s here—small businesses, people that are doing it tough, all we want is freedom.”
You can watch the full speech via The Sunday Telegraph‘s Jessica McSweeney here.
NSW Police have now charged 57 people and issued more than 90 infringement notices, as around 3,500 thousand people (not 50,000) gathered in Sydney on Saturday.
Jon-Bernard Kairouz is due to appear before Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday 14 September 2021.