Filipino cult leader ‘Queen of Canada’ evicted from school campsite
In a recent turn of events, Romana Didulo, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada” and leader of the QAnon-inspired cult known as the “Kingdom of Canada,” has been ousted from a campsite in Richmound, Saskatchewan.
The group had been camping out in an old school building for the past two months, causing unrest and drawing attention to their controversial activities.
The saga began in September when Didulo and her entourage, numbering between 15 and 25 followers, descended upon the small village of Richmound. The old school, owned by Ricky Manz, one of Didulo’s supporters, became the group’s base of operations.
The cult’s presence triggered protests, arrests, and significant police involvement, as they broadcasted daily on Telegram to their substantial online following of over 70,000.
Romana Didulo, the self-proclaimed Queen of Canada, and her followers have left the village of Richmound, Sask. But they haven’t gone far. Mayor Brad Miller says they are camped out seven miles away from the village, on farmland. He said the far-right extremist group left after social media posts showed they had a heater propped up on a propane tank — which is a fire code violation. (Reporting: Laura Sciarpelletti/CBC; Editing: Priya Bhat/CBC) #qcult #cults #conspiracytheory #richmound #saskatchewan #canada #cbc #cbcnews
Local authorities and residents expressed concerns about the group’s behavior, including stalking locals, issuing threats of “public execution,” and sending numerous “cease-and-desist” letters to community members.
Didulo’s influence extended to encouraging her supporters to send fake letters to healthcare workers during the pandemic, threatening violence against those administering vaccines.
Last week, an inspection visit was attempted after viewers spotted a potential fire hazard—a heater propped up on a propane tank—during one of the group’s livestreams. Although local officials were denied entry, the cult mysteriously packed up and left the site within an hour, leaving behind a flag flying above the building.
Romana Didulo’s influence extended to encouraging her supporters to send fake letters to healthcare workers during the pandemic, threatening violence against those administering vaccines
The group reportedly relocated to a farm west of the village, leaving residents cautiously relieved but still on edge, fearing a potential return. Didulo’s unpredictable and secretive actions, combined with her history of threatening officials and spreading conspiracy theories, continue to keep the community on high alert.
While the immediate threat may have shifted away from Richmound, the impact of Didulo and her followers on the communities they infiltrate remains a cause for concern.
As residents breathe a tentative sigh of relief, the ongoing unpredictability of the “Queen of Canada” and her followers keeps them watchful, aware that the specter of QAnon conspiracy theories and anti-government sentiments may linger beyond the horizon.