While participating in a parade welcoming the arrival of a new Torah scroll at a synagogue in Hackney, a gathering of Jews from the local charedi community was verbally abused by a passing motorist who wound down his window and shouted: “This parade should take place in Israel, not in London.”
The incident took place at approximately 19:30 on Saturday evening in Amhurst Park, Hackney. The perpetrator is described as an Asian man.
Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish community volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol, attended and provided assistance.
The incident has been reported to the police. Anyone with information that might aid the investigation, should contact the Metropolitan Police by calling 101, citing reference CAD7119/02/12/2017
Motorist shouted #antisemitic abuse as he drove past Jews celebrating a Torah parade (Hachnosas Sefer Torah) outside a Synagogue in #StamfordHill. The Asian man shouted "This Jewish parade should take place in Israel, not in London" pic.twitter.com/vKtnmKax6T
— Shomrim (Stamford Hill) North and East London (@Shomrim) December 3, 2017