The Metropolitan Police has launched an internal investigation after shocking video emerged appearing to show at least one of its officers ignoring death threats against Jews.
Footage emerged of a mob walking through the streets of central London on Sunday, yelling: “We’ll find some Jews. We want the Zionists. We want their blood”.
The group had just attended a counter-demonstration, opposing a rally organised by the Zionist Federation in support of Israel.
In a clip posted by ‘Subject Access’ on YouTube, police at least one officer can be seen walking alongside the group acting as a bystander while death threats are made.
During the video, another man is heard saying: “We don’t want the Jews bro, we want the Zionists.”
A police spokesperson said: “The Met are aware of this footage and officers from the Met’s Public Order Crime Team are making enquiries. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Met by dialling 101 or by Tweeting @MetCC on Twitter.”
It confirmed that further internal enquiries are being made as to why officers did not intervene.
Police were forced to separate pro-Israel rally attendees and Palestine campaigners on Sunday, after counter-demonstrators attempted to breach security and confront them.
In a separate incident, a demonstrator is filmed walking through central London with Israel flags on his shoes, saying: “This is the Nike anti-Jewish edition”.
The Met confirmed it is aware of antisemitic comments made at the protest, adding that seven were arrested, including for a racially aggravated public order offence.
Following Saturday’s protest and arrests, Chief Superintendent Andy Walker, said: “We reacted quickly to the decision by a small group to break away from the main protest and where offences were identified, arrests were made.”
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