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In London, nationalists to protest ‘Jewification’ of UK

March 22 rally in ultra-Orthodox neighborhood will agitate against Shomrim guards, gender segregation signs

Illustrative: Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Stamford Hill section of London. (CC BY-dcaseyphoto/Flickr)
Illustrative: Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Stamford Hill section of London. (CC BY-dcaseyphoto/Flickr)

A far-right nationalist group is planning a rally in a haredi Orthodox neighborhood of London to protest against what it calls the “Jewification of Great Britain.”

The rally, set for March 22, is being organized by a group called Liberate Stamford Hill, the London-based Jewish Chronicle reported. The Stamford Hill neighborhood is said to have the largest haredi population in Europe, according to reports.

Announcements for the rally criticize the Jewish volunteer security group Shomrim and show posters that appeared in the neighborhood last year reading “Women should please walk along this side of the road only.” The posters were removed following a Torah procession event that was gender segregated.

A post on Liberate Stamford Hill’s Facebook page calls the Shomrim “armed thugs.” In reference to the signs, the post says, “this form of Talmudic law is worse than Sharia law and yet nobody is confronting it!”

The North London Anti-Fascists group said in a statement that it would oppose and stop the planned demonstration.

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