Detectives launch hunt for masked man 'who demanded Jewish blood'
Detectives launch hunt for masked extremist ‘who demanded Jewish blood’ at pro-Palestinian London demonstration
- Pro-Palestinian demonstrator called for ‘Jewish blood’ during protest in London
- The comments were made within earshot of two police officers
- Metropolitan Police said the are investigating ‘antisemitic or offensive remarks’
Detectives have launched a hunt for a masked man who called for ‘Jewish blood’ during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in London.
The youth was reportedly filmed saying: ‘We’ll find some Jews here … We want the Zionists, we want their blood!’
The protest took place next to the Israeli embassy in the city’s west.
The comments were made within earshot of two police officers, who did not appear to take action.
Pro-Palestinian protests have been sparked in the UK following an 11-day conflict between Israel and Palestinian political and military group Hamas, which saw at least 242 people killed in Gaza and 13 in Israel.
Pro-Palestine activists burned Israeli flags (pictured) outside the nation’s embassy in the capital, as London faces consecutive weekends of anti-Israel protests, above and below
Pro-Palestinian protests have been sparked in the UK following an 11-day conflict between Israel and Palestinian political and military group Hamas, which saw at least 242 people killed in Gaza and 13 in Israel
Scotland Yard said: ‘The Met is aware of a number of clips on social media capturing antisemitic or offensive remarks during demonstrations across London on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23.
‘Detectives from the Met’s public order crime team are making a number of inquiries as part of a post-incident investigation.
‘Anyone with information on these clips is asked to contact the Met by dialling 101 or tweeting @MetCC on Twitter. The Met will never tolerate hate crime and this behaviour has no place in our city.
‘All our communities should be able to live their lives without harassment or abuse.’
One man standing in Trafalgar Square yesterday held a Palestinian flag with a placard reading, ‘Stop doing what Hitler did to you’, while another poster read ‘One Holocaust does not justify another’
Cars were smashed up by protesters, with pictures showing a traffic cone shoved through the rear window of one parked vehicle surrounded by activists waving Palestinian flags
London has faced consecutive weekends of anti-Israel protests, with thousands of protesters last weekend burning Israeli flags outside the nation’s embassy in the capital.
MPs and campaigners condemned protesters for waving signs referring to Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust during protests against Israeli actions in the Middle East.
One man standing in Trafalgar Square last Sunday held a Palestinian flag with a placard reading, ‘Stop doing what Hitler did to you’, while a poster held by a woman read, ‘Israel, the new Nazi state’.
Another sign in London referred to ‘Holocaust Part 2’ and another – referring to Israel’s Prime Minister – read ‘Netanyahu surpasses Hitler in barbarism’.
Cars were smashed up by protesters, with pictures showing a traffic cone shoved through the rear window of one parked vehicle surrounded by activists waving Palestinian flags.
A demonstrator is seen with a cone shoved in the rear windscreen of a car. Activists were seen jumping on the vehicle in Kensington
A protester with a Palestinian flag climbs a pole in Kensington, central London, during the demonstrations last weekend
Loud chants of ‘Israel is a terrorist state’ could be heard as the activists weaved their way through the capital, setting off flares and blocking traffic in the process.
The large group, situated close to Victoria Embankment, stretched across the surrounding roads as dozens of police officers watched on.
Demonstrators could be seen wearing costumes, masks and face paint, while others were draped in the Palestinian flag.
Some protesters used nearby Whitehall Gardens as an area to pray, as the crowd continued to chant and let off green flares.
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