Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Sunday there was no place for anti-Semitism in society and that British Jews mustn’t need to endure “shameful racism”, after a video on-line appeared to point out folks shouting anti-Semitic abuse from a automotive in London.
Johnson was responding partly to the video, posted earlier on Sunday, exhibiting a convoy of vehicles bearing Palestinian flags driving via a Jewish group in north London and broadcasting anti-Semitic messages from a megaphone.
Police investigating the incident later stated they’d made 4 arrests. “There is no such thing as a place for anti-Semitism in our society,” Johnson stated on Twitter. “Forward of Shavuot, I stand with Britain’s Jews who mustn’t need to endure the kind of shameful racism we now have seen in the present day. “His feedback additionally referred to different incidents of anti-Semitism over the weekend, an aide stated.
There is no such thing as a place for antisemitism in our society. Forward of Shavuot, I stand with Britain’s Jews who mustn’t need to endure the kind of shameful racism we now have seen in the present day.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) May 16, 2021
Israeli-Palestinian violence has reached its worst stage in years during the last week.”No matter your view of the battle in Israel and Gaza, there is no such thing as a justification for inciting anti-Jewish or anti-Muslim hatred,” communities minister Robert Jenrick stated in an announcement.
Britain’s Metropolitan police stated they’ve acquired studies of individuals shouting anti-Semitic abuse from a automotive travelling in a convoy of autos via the St John’s Wooden space of north London.
“Officers investigating a video which appeared to point out anti-Semitic abuse being shouted from a automotive in north London have made 4 arrests,” a police assertion stated. The 4 males had been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences and had been taken into custody at a west London police station, in response to the police assertion.
The Neighborhood Safety Belief, a charity that screens the safety of the Jewish group, stated the convoy had travelled from Bradford, in northern England.