Sovereign citizen: Man is dragged out of Ballarat courthouse before he launches into bizarre rant


Wild moment: “Sovereign Citizen” is dragged out of a courthouse before launching a bizarre tirade: “You are denying my right to the law”

  • Video captures bizarre rant by man in Victorian court
  • He complains that he is denied his ‘right to law’
  • But then offers nonsense reason why the court is not legal

A ‘sovereign citizen’ was dragged out of a courthouse before launching a bizarre tirade against the legal system.

The burly man struggled free as he was escorted out of a courthouse in Ballarat, Victoria, by at least three people.

The intense altercation was filmed by a passerby showing the man trying to break into the courthouse and accusing the staff of denying his rights.

“You are denying my right to the law,” the man yelled in the video posted to Twitter on Saturday.

The man is escorted out of Ballarat Courthouse by three security personnel as he claims he is being “denied” his “right to law” (pictured)

The man is seen aggressively charging towards the courthouse door before he is stopped by staff members.

“You, calm down,” a worker told him.

The man ignores the warning and tries to break through the door a second time.

He stands next to a smaller staff member who is blocking the entrance and repeats his claim that she is denying him his right to the law.

The reason the man was in court is unclear.

The staff finally make their way back inside before the man points to a paper sign near the door, which appears to mention the Court Security Act of 1980.

He then uses the legislation in a bizarre attempt to justify his actions.

“The 1980 Judicial Security Act is the reason why I was defending my rights,” he said.

‘My rights under the law, not the legislation. Corporate has nothing to do with the law. It is legislation, it is a legal ‘act’.

Then he points to the signature of a government official at the bottom of the paper.

“It tells you right here, in black and white, because eventually they have to tell the truth,” he said.

Right here you state… Acting Chief Executive of the Victorian Magistrate’s Court.

‘That is not a government position. That’s not a legal government position… that’s a corporation.

I am not under the authority of a corporation. I surrender by law of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Once outside, the man launches into a bizarre tirade about why court law doesn't apply to him.

Once outside, the man launches into a bizarre tirade about why court law doesn’t apply to him.

The videos echo similar clips that have been increasingly appearing online as so-called “sovereign citizens” share their bizarre claims about why they are above the law.

‘SovCits’, as they are also known, have been on the rise, growing up in dark corners of the internet, especially during the Covid pandemic.

Southern Cross University dean of law, former magistrate David Heilpern, said the move had no legal basis. informed.

“As a magistrate, I dealt with literally hundreds of these people who were going to court and claiming that all sorts of strange rights applied to them,” he said.

“They see themselves as something special, and that the laws that apply to everyone else don’t apply to them, because they have this specialized legal knowledge that means they don’t have to comply with the laws. It’s complete garbage.