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“Rape of Her Daughters”: Anti-Semitic Car Abuse in St. John’s Wood Amid Protests

Recordings of “anti-Semitic language” were made shouted by a convoy of cars in St. John’s Wood.

The video, which was circulated on social media on Sunday afternoon (May 16), showed cars with Palestinian flags on their hoods cruising down Finchley Road.

Through some form of megaphone, a person appeared to be shouting offensive, anti-Semitic language.

In the video they seem to have said, “Jews, f ** k them [inaudible], fuck them all, fuck the mothers, fuck the daughters [the rest is inaudible].

The person also appears to be saying “rape their daughters”.

Mayor says behavior has “no place in our city”

Social media users who shared the video described it as “shameful and worrying,” with the word “disgusting” trending on Twitter in response to the video.

Many urged the Metropolitan Police and the Mayor of London to respond.

A video surfaced on Twitter about the abuse being thrown out of the car

London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: “Reports of hateful, intimidating and racist language used in marches and social media this weekend are deeply worrying.

“Behaviors that encourage anti-Jewish or anti-Muslim hatred have no place in our city. The Met have my full support for their zero-tolerance approach to combat it.”

The city police confirmed that they knew of a video showing anti-Semitic language and began “urgent investigations” to identify those responsible.

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The officers identified the affected vehicle and are investigating to locate the occupants.

“This type of behavior will not be tolerated,” read a tweet from the Met Police account.

Why are people protesting?

Thousands of people have marched through central London in support of the Palestinians while fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza continues.

The organizers of the protest called on the British government to stop what they termed “Israel’s brutal violence against and oppression of the Palestinian people”.

The protesters gathered in Speaker’s Corner before heading to the Israeli embassy

This marks the end of the worst week of violence in Gaza and Israel since 2014.

At least 139 people have been killed in Gaza and nine in Israel since the fighting began on Monday (May 10), the BBC reports.

Largely peaceful protests

The protests on Saturday (May 15) remained largely peaceful until the evening when nine officers were injured while working to disperse the crowd outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington.

Missiles were thrown into small, cluttered pockets where the police kept busy with the crowd.

Nine people were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and another four people were arrested on suspicion of a health violation.

The police said they are being held.

Read our live coverage of the protests here.

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The demonstration in London was organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al-Aqsa, the Palestinian Forum in Britain, Stop The War Coalition, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Muslim Association of Britain.

A spokesman for the organizers said: “It is important that the UK government take immediate action.

“It must stop letting Israel’s brutal violence against and oppression of the Palestinian people go unpunished.

“The bombing of Gaza, in which civilians including children are killed, is a war crime.”

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