Posted on February 1, 2009
New video footage has been released showing Police fleeing from screaming demonstrators during a pro Palestine rally in London last month.
The ten-minute amateur film shows 30 officers being chased by a crowd of up to 3,000 people.
The video, posted on YouTube, shows protesters chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (god is Greatest) and ‘Fatwa’, which is a death threat under Islamic law.
As they walk past St James’s Palace, demonstrators threw traffic cones and stones at the police, who are seen running away from the threat.
One demonstrator shouts: ‘Run, run, you cowards. Allahu Akbar.’
A female steward tries to calm down the protesters, insisting: ‘Back, back’ as the crowd advances on the police. But she is ignored as one male protester shouts: ‘They’re going to get it.’
After coming into Piccadilly, near the five-star Ritz Hotel, demonstrators continued chanting and screaming at the Police, who thendrew their batons.
Despite pleas from another officer asking the crowd to ‘calm down’, the protesters laughed at him and threw more traffic cones. One shouted: ‘You swine.’
The rally featured was one of several that grew violent, with pro Palestine supporters smashing the windows of nearby shops, and hurling things at the Police. Even after the London rallies ended, the aggression did not stop, with several Orthodox Jews in north west London being physically assaulted by men shrieking anti Israel and anti Jewish abuse.
Source: Daily Mail