Inside the alternative reality of ‘sovereign citizens’

Paramjeet Kaur (left) and Benjamin Glynn both claimed to be sovereign citizens.
Paramjeet Kaur (left) and Benjamin Glynn both claimed to be sovereign citizens.PHOTOS: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - They say governments are illegitimate and laws do not apply to them. Yet, they want access to what countries provide. 

Sovereign citizens, also known as “sovcits”, have had their claims labelled as strange or dangerous.  Sovcits recently gained prominence in the media, with many making headlines around the world for refusing to comply with measures to deal with the pandemic. 

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