Activists plot new ‘Convoy For Palestine’ from Bradford to London on Saturday with male and female segregated buses after activists ‘drove through Finchley yelling “F*** the Jews, rape their daughters” in previous demo’
- Convoy will depart from Bradford and make two stops before arriving in London
- Group will arrive to capital on segregated male and female coaches on Saturday
- Will then join forces with ‘Justice for Palestine Protest’ outside Downing Street
- The Metropolitan Police told MailOnline they are ‘aware of the planned convoy’
‘Convoy For Palestine’ activists are planning a new trip to London on Saturday in male and female segregated buses just weeks after a previous demo saw attendees drive through Finchley yelling ‘F*** the Jews, rape their daughters’.
In a poster the group told fellow activists they would be providing separate male and female coaches at £20 per person for the journey this week.
The buses are due to depart from Bradford and make stops in Sheffield and Leicester before arriving in the capital.
Activists will then join forces with the ‘Justice for Palestine Protest’ outside Downing Street at 1pm.
The Metropolitan Police told MailOnline they were ‘aware of the planned convoy’ and added that they were currently ‘gathering intelligence’.
During a previous demonstration on May 16 four people were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences.
‘Convoy For Palestine ‘ activists are planning a new trip to London on Saturday in male and female segregated buses
Previous demonstration on May 16 (pictured) saw attendees drive through Finchley yelling ‘F*** the Jews, rape their daughters’
In a leaflet advertising the latest convoy, shared on Instagram, organisers said: ‘Join us on a convoy in support of standing up for the voiceless where we aim to bring every background, from every city within the UK together in solidarity for our brothers and sisters who have been oppressed for far too long.’
Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders Green Mike Freer said the issue has been raised with the area’s Borough Commander, who will take ‘appropriate action’.
Mr Freer told the JC: ‘Reports of a planned repeat of last month’s convoy are extremely concerning.
‘The anti-Semitism on show that day was unacceptable. My constituents should not have to live in fear in their own homes and communities. Freedom of speech is not a freedom to intimidate.’
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline: ‘We are aware of the planned convoy and are gathering intelligence to ensure a proportionate policing plan is in place.’
Last month, four men were arrested by on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences for shouting anti-Semitic abuse while driving through a Jewish community in Finchley, North London
Last month, four men were arrested by on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences for shouting anti-Semitic abuse while driving through a Jewish community in Finchley, North London, as part of a convoy that travelled 200 miles from Bradford.
Police stepped up patrols at synagogues as a result with Sadiq Khan saying there was ‘no excuse’ for racism.
Onlookers were left horrified on May 16 after the passengers yelled: ‘F*** the Jews… F*** all of them. F*** their mothers, f*** their daughters and show your support for Palestine.
‘Rape their daughters and we have to send a message like that. Please do it for the poor children in Gaza.’
The Convoy 4 Palestine, similar to the one being held on Saturday, began in Bradford before passing Sheffield and Leicester on the route to London.
One of the men inside the car where the abuse was coming from had a shirt reading ‘Blackburn’.
Mr Khan, who was recently re-elected as Mayor of London, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme at the time: ‘Many of us feel quite strongly about what’s happened in Israel and Gaza, what we can’t do is use that as an excuse for any kind of anti-Semitism or hate crime.’
The mayor said he has been in contact with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner and there will be an increased police presence in Jewish communities, synagogues and schools with the aim of trying to make people feel safe, but also to alert ‘anybody who is involved in any race crimes that action will be taken’.
He added: ‘It is important for us to realise the impact of this criminal behaviour has a ripple of fear effect on Jewish Londoners and those across the country. It is really important that we don’t bring conflicts 3,000 miles away to the capital city.’
The Community Security Trust, a charity that monitors the security of the Jewish community, said the car rally had travelled down to attend a protest about Israel’s ongoing military actions against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.