A man was arrested following allegations of violence against a driver of a car displaying an Israeli flag.
Metropolitan Police have confirmed a man was in custody at a north London police station after being detained on suspicion of racially aggravated public unrest.
Police confirmed they were called around 10 a.m. today (May 21) at Golders Green Road.
A video posted to social media shows a man pinned down by a number of men on the streets, including some from the Community Security Trust (CST) – a charity that exists to keep the Jewish community safe and secure.
The Golders Green Road scene today
In a statement, CSE said it responded to an incident involving a car driver.
It read: “This morning in Golders Green, CST personnel arrested a man they witnessed behaving violently and aggressively towards the driver of a car bearing an Israeli flag.
“They held the man, with the help of bystanders and Shomrim staff, until the police came and arrested him.
“We thank our volunteers for their courage and dedication to protecting our community.”
A man was arrested minutes ago on Golders Green Road after an isolated non-terrorist incident at 9:58 am There is no cause for alarm. The situation is settled.
– CST (@CST_UK) May 21, 2021
An update on the incident at Golders Green: pic.twitter.com/OT7595sOzv
– CST (@CST_UK) May 21, 2021
Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called around 10 am on Friday May 21 to report an incident on Golders Green Road.
“A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public unrest at the scene. He was taken to a north London police station.
“A closed road has been put in place and has since been reopened.
“Officers will conduct high visibility reinsurance patrols in the area.”
Earlier in the morning, Home Secretary Priti Patel was spotted outside a bakery in Temple Fortune, which is just off Golders Green. She was photographed with members of the Jewish community and police.
– YechiLon (@yechielw) May 21, 2021
Today’s incident at Golders Green comes after a convoy of vehicles drove through north London draped in Palestinian flags over the weekend.
A man was heard shouting from one of the “f *** the Jews” vehicles and calling for the Jewish girls to be “raped”.
Convoy of pro-Palestinian protesters in St John’s Wood on Sunday
Police opened an investigation to find those responsible and on Sunday evening confirmed that four men had been taken into custody on suspicion of race-aggravated public order offenses.
They have since been released on bail pending further investigations.
Last night it was confirmed that a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip had entered into force.
The ceasefire began early Friday, ending 11 days of fighting in which more than 250 people were killed, most in Gaza.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-21 13:01:41