London police accused of taking sides

Met officers threaten to arrest a Jewish man wearing a kippah for “breach of the peace.”

By Charles Gardner | | Topics: Antisemitism, Britain
Demonstrators with placards and Palestinian flags at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Trafalgar Square in London on November 4, 2023. Image: EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN
Demonstrators with placards and Palestinian flags at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Trafalgar Square in London on November 4, 2023. Image: EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn has accused London’s Metropolitan Police of taking sides in the ongoing battle to monitor weekly pro-Palestinian marches through the capital.

Campaign Against Anti-Semitism CEO Gideon Falter was threatened with arrest for attempting to cross the road while a march was taking place.

Because he looked ‘openly Jewish’ (he was wearing a kippah), he was considered to be antagonising the protestors and causing a potential breach of the peace.

But as Littlejohn pointed out, placard-waving anti-Israel demonstrators were at the same time screaming ‘scum’, ‘disgusting’ and ‘Nazis’ at Falter and his Jewish friends.

The encounter, he said, had lifted the lid “on the shocking policy of appeasing the left-wing mob which has been standard operating procedure at Scotland Yard ever since these anti-Israel marches kicked off in the immediate aftermath of October 7.

“As this column has pointed out from the off, the police have been going out of their way to find excuses for going soft on pro-Palestinian activists, no matter how menacing their behaviour.”

Mr Falter is now planning to follow the route of pro-Palestinian protestors with some 1,500 supporters of his own this weekend to force the police to keep the streets safe for Jewish people.

 


 

Charles Gardner is author of Israel the Chosen, available from Amazon; Peace in Jerusalem, available from olivepresspublisher.comTo the Jew FirstA Nation Reborn, and King of the Jews, all available from Christian Publications International.

 

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