LONDON — More police will be deployed to the streets of Jewish areas in London, Mayor Sadiq Khan says, after four people were arrested for allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse and threats during a pro-Palestinian protest.
“There are a number of things we are doing to reassure Londoners, particularly those from Jewish communities,” Khan tells ITV, as he announces an “increased police presence.”
Officers are investigating a video circulating on social media, in which “F*** their mothers, rape their daughters” can be heard being shouted from a car in north London yesterday, and have made four arrests.
The car was traveling in a convoy of vehicles decorated with Palestinian flags, one of several protests held across Britain over the weekend in response the worst violence in years between Israel and Palestinian terrorists.
“Whenever there is tension in the Middle East and violence it can spill over into our city,” says Khan.