Authorities cover Holocaust memorial at London park favored by anti-Israel protesters

Cnaan Lidor is The Times of Israel's Jewish World reporter

The Holocaust memorial at Hyde Park in London, UK, pictured here on June 7, 2007. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Holocaust memorial at Hyde Park in London, UK, pictured here on June 7, 2007. (Wikimedia Commons)

Authorities cover a Holocaust memorial to prevent vandalism to it in London’s Hyde Park, where thousands protest each weekend against Israel.

On Saturday, the monument to the Holocaust victims, which features Hebrew engravings, was covered by a blue tarp, LBC radio reports Sunday.

Park authorities tell LBC that the move is a “precautionary measure” ahead of “various events.”

Hyde Park serves as the terminus for multiple anti-Israel marches that have been going on, mostly on weekends, since the outbreak of war between Hamas in Gaza and Israel.

Holocaust survivor Noemi Ebenstein tells The Daily Mail about the decision to cover the monument: “It is shameful. Seeing this, it feels like they are winning. Those who are Jew haters, those who are Holocaust deniers, they are winning because we are afraid of them.”

The monument’s covering follows a controversy over how police last week prevented a Jewish man, Gideon Falter, from approaching an anti-Israel march, citing how Falter was “openly Jewish” and saying that approaching the anti-Israel crowd was dangerous for him.

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