Monica Smit began the https://www.reignitedemocracyaustralia.com.au/ and has been a thorn in the side for the Victorian State Government ever since. Well, the latest news of her incarceration by the Victorian Government is that it she ‘….appears to have made $50,000 a day sitting in a cell on remand after refusing to sign off on her own release on bail.
Reality TV wannabe turned anti-vaxxer and activist Monica Smit was successful in a bail application last week but in a spectacular twist she refused to sign an undertaking to follow the strict conditions.
The 33-year-old from Pakenham has been charged with two counts of incitement and three counts of breaching the chief health officer’s directions.
She is alleged to have encouraged people to attend illegal protests held in Melbourne on August 11 and August 21 during Victoria’s sixth lockdown by authoring and transmitting posts on the encrypted Telegram app.
Monica Smit has been fundraising to help pay for legal costs. Picture: Mark Wilson
Shortly after Ms Smit refused to sign her release document, her partner Morgan Jonas – also an anti-lockdown activist and vocal critic of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews – launched a crowd fundraiser for her legal defence.
The crowd funding web page states that all money raised would be used to fight the charges.
The crowd sourcing campaign showed it had raised $247,000 in just five days despite some of Ms Smit’s legal team working pro-Bono.’https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/victoria-covid-news-live-cases-lockdown-restrictions-and-vaccinations/news-story/b0bdf18ba523464b1e53249f525e9e16