We Brazilians know this great divide pretty well: it’s called “Brasil Paralelo”. Sovereign Citizens are a bizarre anti-government conspiracist group who believe they’re above the law.
Many renounce their citizenship and refuse to pay taxes. For years, they were viewed as idiotic but relatively harmless. But more recently, some have joined forces with anti-vaxxers to fight against what they call the “plandemic”.
VICE’s Tim Hume explains how they are catching the attention of authorities and experts, who say they are showing a dangerous potential for violence.