“I don’t want 5G anywhere in the city,” Encinitas Residents Erupt
The Encinitas City Council has fallen in line with a controversial Federal Communications Commission ruling that orders cities around the nation to remove any obstacles preventing the fast install of 5G technology. But residents and activists in the city alike are contesting and protesting the move, citing a slew of 5G health concerns as evidence to slow down the installation process until more studies can show the technology as safe.
“I don’t want 5G anywhere in the city,” Encinitas resident Lindsy Richards said, according to a report in the San Diego Tribune.
Richards is hardly alone in her opposition to 5G technology. She also cited the fact that many Silicon Valley residents are fighting 5G technology as well. At least 150 people showed up to an Encinitas city workshop as a show of protest. Around 30 of those people gave a public testimony declaring their strong opposition to the city’s movement towards allowing 5G installation permits. The activist group, Stop5G, was on hand to make sure that people had informational brochures warning against 5G’s health risks and even pens to take notes.
The anti-5G speakers came from all walks of life, including real estate agents, scientists, and school teachers. Many cited their concerns for their children’s health. Last May, Sprint took down a 5G network tower located near Ripon Unified School District in Ripon, California after parents noted an increase in childhood cancer cases.
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Naturopathic doctor Deborah Sie used a Powerpoint slideshow to display her concerns for 5G and both human and animal health.
“All living things will be affected,” she said, mentioning bees and birds.
Last September, a California resident filmed what he claimed was bees dying under a 5G network tower.
One real estate agent said that 5G antennas could drive the price of property down.
One thing is clear, people all over the world are deeply concerned with 5G technology’s potential health risks. Finland residents are among many on the international front opposing 5G.
But the problem is that most world governments see 5G technology as a next step in world domination. The faster network stands to improve medical care, military capabilities, and communication ability. So activists and concerned parents alike have a tough battle ahead.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.