Yiddish anarchist café co-director charged after officers seize ‘F**k the police’ bag

Outlet’s Twitter account claimed police had tried to ‘intimidate us’


The co-director of a queer-friendly yiddish anarchist café in Glasgow has been charged with a public order offence after police seized a pink “F**k the Police” totebag from its shop window.

Police Scotland said an item “displaying offensive language” was removed from the window of premises in Govanhill following complaints from the public.

A 32-year-old man was charged in connection with breach of the peace, the force said, without naming him nor stating what the item said. 

But a video posted on Twitter by the Pink Peacock - a pay-what-you-can cafe in the Glasgow area - showed a police officer seizing a pink “F**k the Police” totebag from the cafe window.

The bag was replaced in the clip by another marked “daloy polizei” in Yiddish soon afterwards.

The cafe’s co-director, Morgan Holleb, said on Twitter he had been charged with breach of the peace.

The cafe’s Twitter account criticised the police for what it said was “an obvious attempt to intimidate us.”

The cafe also said it was “tired and frustrated and unhappy with how blatantly police abuse power.”

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