Police investigating ‘allegations of anti-Semitic comments’ at Pride march

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Police investigating ‘allegations of anti-Semitic comments’ at Pride march

Floats at London Pride 2013. Photo: Francois Lubbe for HotSaltBeef&Mustard
Floats at London Pride 2013. Photo: Francois Lubbe for HotSaltBeef&Mustard

crop_Pride-1Police are investigating alleged anti-Semitic abuse aimed at marchers in London’s Pride Parade.

A group of Jewish participants in the annual march claimed they received a positive reception along the route until they reached a section of spectators holding a boycott Israel banner and chanting ‘Free Palestine’.

At that point, witnesses allege that one person pushed forward from the group to shout ‘F*** the Jews’.

The incident was reported to stewards at the time and it’ understood that police have subsequently taken witness statements.The Campaign against Antisemitism said they were alerted to the incident by several witnesses.

A statement from the group said: “We commend these witnesses for coming forward to report anti-Jewish racism. We are pleased that the police are taking seriously this hijacking of the London Pride Parade by a small group of people who targeted LGBT Jews for abuse.”

In a statement to the Jewish News, the Police said they “were called to allegations of anti-Semitic comments made during the Pride march on Saturday 27 June at 15:00hrs”.

“The comments were made by a man and woman near the end of the march on Victoria Embankment.”

“Police are investigating the matter.”

“If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Police on 101 quoting 6528248/15 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”


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