FACT CHECK: Video Of Pro-Palestine Convoy Broadcasting Antisemitic Messages Was Taken Years Ago
A video shared on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, allegedly shows recent footage of a convoy with Palestinian flags broadcasting antisemitic messages.
Britain First, [Oct 11, 2023 at 17:47]
In North London, we have Islamists openly chanting “F**k the Jews and r*p* their daughters” on the streets, with zero consequences. pic.twitter.com/CX8pkg49RQ
— essexgeezer (@UP19755) October 11, 2023
The video dates back a few years, a spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police confirmed in an email to Check Your Fact.
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A video appears to show a group of cars with Palestinian flags displayed on their hoods and being held up by passengers. What appears to be a megaphone is held by a passenger and abusive language towards Jewish people can be heard.
“Britain First, [Oct 11, 2023 at 17:47] In North London, we have Islamists openly chanting “F**k the Jews and r*p* their daughters” on the streets, with zero consequences,” the post’s caption reads.
The caption is inaccurate, however. The original incident occurred in London in May 2021, and four men were arrested “on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences,” according to Sky News.
When the video first went viral, the London Metropolitan Police X account made a post reading, “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. Officers are carrying out urgent enquiries to identify those responsible. This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.”
The London Metropolitan Police confirmed the footage is not recent and that it comes from “a protest from two or three years ago” in an email to Check Your Fact.