The QAnon Followers Who Went to Dallas to See JFK Refuse to Leave

A rapper known as Pryme Minister has offered the use of a property near the city, so they can have a permanent headquarters in “the promised land.”
President John F. Kennedy in the presidential limousine before his assassination. His wife Jacqueline is next to him and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife Nellie sit in front. (Photo 12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)​
President John F. Kennedy in the presidential limousine before his assassination Nov. 22, 1963. His wife Jacqueline is next to him, and Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife Nellie sit in front. (Photo 12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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A group of QAnon believers who gathered in Dallas last week to see the late President John F. Kennedy and his late son reappear, are staying in the city and have begun discussing establishing a permanent base there where they could all live.

The group, led by the antisemitic QAnon influencer Michael Brian Protzman, who’s known to his followers as Negative48, has maintained a presence in Dallas since JFK failed to appear last Tuesday. And over the weekend, the group gathered once again in Dealey Plaza, the site of JFK’s 1963 assassination.


Images from the Saturday event show Protzman talking to his followers one at a time, with a bird that looks like a parrot perched on his shoulder. 

According to a video posted by one of his followers, Protzman was pointing out the tip of a skyscraper that was visible behind the Texas School Book Depository, from where Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK in 1963.

The tip of the skyscraper is shaped like a pyramid, which Protzman told his followers, without a shred of evidence to back it up, that it is a sign of the Illuminati, who supposedly place pyramids wherever they kill people.

Protzman has built a huge and deeply loyal following of over 100,000 people on his Telegram channel, where he makes predictions using a bastardized version of gematria, the Jewish numerology system that assigns a numerical value to a name, word, or phrase based on the letters used and inferring some sort of spiritual or mystical meaning behind the phrase.

Protzman has used this system to somehow link QAnon, Trump, Christianity, and the Kennedys into a fantastical mythology that has convinced many of his followers that Protzman himself is some sort of god-like figure.

After he had finished informing his followers about the pyramid on Saturday, he organized the group into a giant Q in the middle of Dealey Plaza.

Since Tuesday’s disappointment, much of the group, including Protzman, has been staying in the Hyatt Regency in Dallas. Over the weekend, the group once again rented out a meeting room in the Hyatt, where Protzman spoke to his followers.


In videos of the meeting shared online, Protzman talks about the Rolling Stones concert he attended with members of the group, and claims that Michael Jackson, John F. Kennedy Jr., Elvis, and Prince were all at the concert and were in fact playing the music on stage, disguised as the Rolling Stones. He also claims that R&B singer Aaliyah, who died in 2001, was one of the backup singers.

In an audio chat on the newly formed Occupy Dealey Plaza Telegram channel, one of Protzman’s lieutenants was asked how long the group was going to stay in Dallas. He revealed that one member of the group, a rapper known as Pryme Minister, has offered the use of a property near the city that could act as a permanent headquarters for the group, calling it “the promised land.”

Pryme Minister (whose real name is Randell Moody) did not respond to VICE News’ request for comment.

Numerous Protzman followers were eager to return to Dallas, with many claiming they had already booked travel to return to the city and join back up with Protzman’s group. But anyone who voiced any doubt about Protzman’s claims was quickly shut down.

When one of Protzman’s followers asked: “Are we putting too much faith in this man?”, she was immediately shut down for her “lack of faith.” Those defending Protzman spoke with a religious zeal about their belief and faith in him.

“I wish I was still [in Dallas],” one woman, in tears, said. “I’m completely and totally all in. Be true, keep holding onto the truth, and you will find your way.” 

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