A London bus passenger yelled ‘only Jews eat at McDonald’s’ in a sickening anti-Semitic rant on Armistice Day after interrupting a couple who were discussing the fast food chain’s chips.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that it was probing the shocking video which took place in Kentish Town, Camden, on November 11 as they warned: ‘There is no place in London for hate.’
The woman, who was wearing a black bandanna, top, coat, and ripped blue denim jeans launched into the ‘distressing’ tirade on Saturday when 300,000 people marched through central London in a pro-Palestine protest.
As brave have-a-go heroes intervened by filming her and calling her out for her abusive rant, she continued to be aggressive and took a violent swipe at a woman’s phone despite shouting to others: ‘Don’t touch me.’
The incident started when a married couple were on board the bus discussing McDonald’s chips when they heard someone shout ‘only Jews eat McDonald’s’.
Pro-Palestinian activists have widely called for people to boycott McDonald’s after they reportedly donated free meals to IDF soldiers at the start of the Israel-Hamas war.
A woman wearing a black bandanna, top, coat, and ripped blue denim jeans launched into the shocking ‘distressing’ tirade on the day 300,000 people marched through central London in a pro-Palestine protest on Armistice Day
As other passengers started filming the ‘anti-Semitic attack’ on the bus, the woman was seen confronting someone by asking: ‘Are you a Jew?’
She then spots she is being filmed and tries to knock the phone out of a woman’s hand before directing her anger at another passenger as he tries to stop her walking towards another man.
‘Why are you touching me, fam?’ she says, before adding: ‘I’ll smash your glasses into your eyes, bro.’
She continues to hurl insults at a second man saying ‘what, is it because I said something about Jews? Because I said free Palestine? Because I said I support Palestine?’.
She also threatens to smash people’s phones and becomes more irate as she tells people to stop recording her.
A woman’s voice can be heard asking her to get off the bus while a man says what she has said is offensive.
The short video ends as she slumps onto a chair waving both her hands in air and saying: ‘Get me off the bus, bro.’
The Met Police said no arrests have been made but inquiries are ongoing.
An eyewitness who took the footage was at the centre of the ‘distressing anti-Semitic attack’.
‘It is not safe to be a Jew in London right now,’ she said. ‘We are experiencing everything that we were warned about as children. This weekend in London, Jewish homes have been graffitied, people had to be escorted by police whilst leaving Synagogue and posters have been waved that would have been proudly held up in 1930s Germany.
‘Each bus or train journey becomes increasingly intimidating, making us question if this is a place we can continue to call home. As the granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors, I am appalled, but sadly, not completely surprised, that this is something I have to face in my lifetime.
Passengers pulled out their mobile phones to film the ‘anti-Semitic attack’ in which the aggressive woman declares asks someone: ‘Are you a Jew?’
She continues to hurl insults at a second man saying ‘what, is it because I said something about Jews? Because I said free Palestine ? Because I said I support Palestine?’
She continues to threaten to smash people’s phones and becomes more irate as she tells people to stop recording her
‘To my non-Jewish friends and colleagues – please understand that this is the reality for Jewish people right now. Please do not look away. Please do not stay silent. Please reach out to your Jewish friends, talk to them, listen to them.
‘And if and when you witness incidents like this – please, please, speak up. Because despite there being lots of other people on the bus, only one other person confronted her.
‘And I was scared. This is a route I take daily, and while I had my husband with me this time, I can’t help but wonder who would stand up for me if I were alone?’
Pro-Palestine protesters have been targeting McDonald’s in the UK by releasing mice onto the floor of restaurants.
The mice attacks are part of calls to boycott McDonald’s – who have offered free meals to IDF soldiers – along with Starbucks and Disney, for allegedly favouring Israel during the ongoing conflict.
A spokesman for the Met Police said: ‘We are aware of a video circulating showing an incident that we believed to have taken place on a bus in Kentish Town, Camden.
‘We have reached out to the person who shared the video to obtain further information.
‘Further enquiries are ongoing. There have been no arrests at this time.
‘Police have been clear that there is no place in London for hate.
‘Anyone who has information that could assist police should call 101 ref CAD 6095/12 Nov.’