I stormed the Nolan show be­cause BBC wants to si­lence free thinkers like me, claims pro­tester

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY DONNA DEENEY

THE pro­tester who struck fear into Stephen Nolan when he gate­crashed his TV show dur­ing a live broad­cast is an anti-me­dia con­spir­acy the­o­rist go­ing un­der the name Dr AC Ac­tivism.

Real name, Kon­stantin — the 30 year-old said his protest was part of his cam­paign against large me­dia out­lets across the world in what he de­scribed as their at­tempts to si­lence free thinkers like him.

While view­ers at home could only see Nolan on screen, it’s un­der­stood Kon­stantin man­aged to get very close to Nolan.

He trav­elled to Belfast from his home in Lon­don to protest against Nolan.

Although he clearly star­tled the pre­sen­ter, his protest was short lived as he was quickly si­lenced and es­corted from the stu­dio.

He later filmed him­self rant­ing around parts of Belfast.

He did have an au­then­tic ticket to be part of the stu­dio au­di­ence and re­mained in his seat un­til he be­gan his short protest be­fore se­cu­rity staff es­corted him out.

This is not the first time the man has had to be ejected from a tele­vi­sion stu­dio.

Two years ago he took his cam­paign of dis­rup­tion to the stu­dios of the New York Times and Fox Tele­vi­sion where he was also evicted.

Speak­ing to the Belfast Tele­graph, Dr AC Ac­tivism said: “I am an in­de­pen­dent thinker and philoso­pher. Ev­ery time I try to chal­lenge the ideas of the BBC, they call the po­lice, they call the se­cu­rity and they si­lence my voice.

“How can they call them­selves an in­de­pen­dent me­dia when they don’t al­low in­de­pen­dent thinkers to ex­press ideas?

“My rule of think­ing and do­ing it is sim­ple, I de­mand the free­dom of ideas so the new gen­er­a­tions won’t be­come the scape­goat or hu­man sac­ri­fice like I have been for many, many years.

“My mes­sage to Stephen Nolan was sim­ple, we de­mand a plat­form where we can ex­press the free­dom of ideas, the right to be heard, to be sup­ported by the BBC and big me­dia who con­trol in­for­ma­tion.

“I got a ticket with my full name, I en­tered the stu­dio and I opened my A3 sheet of pa­per with my mes­sage ‘we de­mand free­dom of ideas, and the right of be­ing heard and sup­ported by big me­dia’.

“Se­cu­rity didn’t al­low it. I put my piece of pa­per on the ta­ble of Stephen Nolan but the cam­era was fo­cus­ing on them. They do ev­ery­thing to mur­der your voice, to chal­lenge your voice.

“The peo­ple are con­trolled like sheep by the Big Me­dia and they are lis­ten­ing to what they are be­ing told but they are not be­ing told the truth.”

A BBC NI spokes­woman said: “All au­di­ence mem­bers at­tend­ing stu­dio pro­grammes are re­quired to pro­vide cur­rent photo ID.

“This in­di­vid­ual met our se­cu­rity re­quire­ments and the in­ci­dent was dealt with swiftly.”

A shocked Stephen Nolan (above) looks on as the protester (in­set) who calls him­self Dr AC Ac­tivism dis­rupted his show on Wed­nes­day night

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