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Prime Minister condemns ‘shameful racism’ as police investigate video of ‘anti-Semitic abuse’ shouted from convoy in north London | UK News

Boris Johnson condemned “shameful racism” as police investigated footage appearing to show anti-Semitic slurs hurled from a convoy of cars in north London.

Metropolitan Police confirmed they were conducting urgent investigations after posting a video on social media.

“We are aware of a video appearing to show anti-Semitic language being shouted from a convoy of cars in the St John’s Wood area this afternoon,” the force said.

“Officers are conducting urgent investigations to identify those responsible. This type of behavior will not be tolerated.”

The prime minister also criticized the mistreatment of Jews ahead of a two-day religious holiday.

“There is no room for anti-Semitism in our society,” Mr Johnson said on Twitter.

“Before Shavuot, I stand with the Jews of Britain who should not have to endure the kind of shameful racism we have seen today.”

A video posted on social media shows a group of cars decorated with the Palestinian flag arriving at the traffic lights.

As the group of cars arrive in the video, a person with a megaphone appears to be shouting insults.

The events in the images are described as having taken place on Finchley Road, north London.

Commenting on the video, Naz Shah of Labor – shadow minister for community cohesion – said: “This is …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-16 15:11:00