London news 'Rape their daughters' shouted from car in tirade of anti-Semitic abuse Uk news
MetiNews.Com - Police and local leaders have already responded to the video circulating social media
Breaking News ! The 12 - our new FREE email with all the news you need Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.I'M INWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice Footage has emerged of 'anti-Semitic language' being shouted from a convoy of cars in St John's Wood. The video, which was circulating social media on Sunday afternoon (May 16), showed cars with Palestinian flags on the bonnets driving down Finchley Road. Through some form of megaphone, one person appeared to be shouting offensive, anti-Semitic language. In the video, it appears one said: "Jews, f**k the [inaudible], fuck all of them, f**k the mothers, f**k the daughters [the rest is inaudible]. The person also appears to say "rape their daughters". Mayor says behaviour has 'no place in our city' Social media users who shared the video described it as "shameful and concerning", with the word 'disgusting' trending on Twitter in response to the video. Many called for the Metropolitan Police and Mayor of London to respond. A video surfaced on Twitter of the abuse being hurled from the car (Image: @gunnerpunner/Twitter) Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted: "Reports of hateful, intimidating & racist language used on marches & social media this weekend are deeply concerning. "Behaviour that incites anti-Jewish or anti-Muslim hatred has no place in our city. The Met have my full backing for their zero-tolerance approach to tackling it." The Metropolitan Police force confirmed it was aware of a video appearing to show anti-Semitic language and began to carry out "urgent enquiries" to identify those responsible. Get London's biggest stories straight in your inbox MyLondon’s brilliant new newsletter The 12 is packed with news, views, features and opinion from across the city. Every day we’ll send you a free email at around 12pm with 12 stories to keep you entertained, informed and uplifted.
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Officers identified the vehicle involved and are making enquiries to locate the occupants. "This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated," a Tweet from the Met Police account said. Why are people protesting? Thousands of people have been marching through Central London in support of the Palestinians, amid ongoing fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza. The organisers of the protest called on the UK government to stop allowing what they described as "Israel's brutal violence against and oppression of the Palestinian people".
The protesters gathered at Speaker's Corner before heading off to the Israeli Embassy
(Image: Mahmoud Saber)
This comes at the end of what has been the worst week of violence in Gaza and Israel since 2014. At least 139 people have been killed in Gaza and nine in Israel since the fighting began on Monday (May 10), BBC reports. Largely peaceful protests The protests on Saturday (May 15) remained largely peaceful up until the evening, when nine officers were injured as they worked to disperse crowds outside the Israeli Embassy in Kensington. Missiles were thrown in small pockets of disorder, which saw police engage with the crowds. Nine people were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and a further four people were arrested on suspicion of breaching the Health Protection Regulations. Police said they remain in custody. Read our live coverage of the protests here.
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