LONDON (AP) – British police were investigating videos posted on social media Sunday that appeared to show violent and anti-Semitic language yelled from a convoy of cars driving through London.
The images appear to show several cars adorned with Palestinian flags driving through an area of North London with a large Jewish population. At one point, a man’s voice can be heard through a loudspeaker shouting profanity and saying “rape his daughters”.
“We are aware of a video that appears to show anti-Semitic language yelling from a convoy of cars in the St John’s Wood area this afternoon,” Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “The agents are conducting urgent investigations to identify those responsible. This type of behavior will not be tolerated. “
Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the images, which were produced just before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
“There is no place for anti-Semitism in our society,” he said on Twitter. “Before Shavuot, I stand with the Jews of Britain who shouldn’t have to put up with the kind of shameful racism we have seen today.”
On Saturday, thousands of protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy in London to protest Israel’s attacks on Gaza during a week of conflict. It was one of dozens of protests around the world.
At least 188 Palestinians and eight Israelis have died in the worst Israeli-Palestinian violence since a 50-day war in Gaza in 2014.