A man and a woman enjoying afternoon tea at a gastropub in Belsize Park have reported that they were subjected to antisemitic abuse, causing them to leave. On Wednesday the couple were engaged in conversation when they were approached by a man who asked them if they were talking about “them”. When the couple asked to whom he was referring, his response was “the Jews”. He then embarked upon a tirade of antisemitic abuse invoking classical antisemitic tropes, allegedly including: “Jewish business is taking every penny.”
The couple who are not Jewish left the establishment in disgust. The matter has been reported to the police and the venue. Campaign Against Antisemitism is assisting the couple.
The alleged incident reportedly occurred at the Sir Richard Steele pub in Belsize Park, London, at approximately 16:00 on Wednesday 8th March. Anybody with information should call 101, using reference number CAD6542/08/03/2017.
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