On Monday, New Zealand Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said anyone who set fire to a cell tower because of 5G
conspiracy theories would be dealt with "very firmly," according to RNZ.
Cell phone towers across New Zealand are being set on fire and authorities believe the attacks are linked to the increasing proliferation of conspiracy theories connecting 5G
networks to the coronavirus
Experts connect the attacks to conspiracy theorists who tie the new 5G
network to the coronavirus.
17 cell phone towers have been vandalized and set on fire across New Zealand.
In a piece this week for The Spinoff, New Zealand documentarian David Farrier wrote that the arson
attacks were not an original idea: The first fire was lit in New Zealand a week after a cell tower was set fire to in Birmingham, England.