Police notified as 'Convoy for Palestine' plans return to London on Saturday

Less than a month ago activists in a car convoy drove down Finchley Road shouting 'F*** the Jews, rape their daughters'


Another “Convoy for Palestine” is set to return to London on Saturday, less than a month after activists drove down Finchley Road shouting “F*** the Jews, rape their daughters.”

The convoy is due to depart from Bradford and make stops in Sheffield, Leicester and London before ending outside Downing Street for a rally at 1pm.

In a post on Instagram, organisers of the demonstration said: “This is an invite to all of you, come in your numbers and let’s keep the momentum going!”

The Metropolitan Police has been alerted to plans of the convoy, as some residents fear a repeat of last month’s vile antisemitic incident, which saw four men arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences.

Mike Freer, the Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders Green, said the issue has been raised with the area’s Borough Commander, who will take “appropriate action”. 

Mr Freer told the JC: “Reports of a planned repeat of last month’s convoy are extremely concerning. 

“The anti-Semitism on show that day was unacceptable. My constituents should not have to live in fear in their own homes and communities. Freedom of speech is not a freedom to intimidate. 

“There is no place for antisemitism in our society, and our Jewish community has the right to feel safe. We must all be fighting against antisemitism wherever it occurs.

“As soon as I became aware, I raised this with the Borough Commander, who has assured me that appropriate action would be taken.”

A spokesperson for the Community Security Trust said: “We are aware of this proposed convoy and we will be discussing it urgently with police, with a particular focus on the routes they may be planning to take into central London.

“It appears to be by the same organisers as the notorious convoy from last month and we cannot have a repeat of the appalling intimidation and abuse of the Jewish community that we saw on that occasion.”

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