Along with a number of different public figures, Ephraim Mirvis, the nationwide chief rabbi of the British Jewish group estimated at 300,000 folks, and Boris Johnson, the previous conservative British prime minister, have been current.
Johnson stated to journalists after the demonstration: this can be very unlucky that the demonstration was vital in any respect, however
the spores of anti-Semitism are nonetheless at present breeding below rotten floorboards, from which they emerge from time to time and grow to be contaminated.
At the identical time because the demonstration, the CAA launched the outcomes of its newest survey of three,744 folks, in line with which for the reason that October 7 assault on Israel by the Islamist terrorist group Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip,
virtually two-thirds of British Jews have personally skilled or witnessed anti-Semitic incidents directed at them.
Hamas militants killed 1,200 folks, injured 3,000, and took 240 hostages to the Gaza Strip within the terrorist assault in October.
According to an investigation by the marketing campaign group preventing anti-Semitism, 69 % of the British Jewish inhabitants referred to as it “much less probably than earlier than” to put on clothes and jewellery that point out the wearer’s Jewish standing.
Half of respondents stated that they had thought of emigrating from Britain due to rising anti-Semitism.
The Community Security Trust (CST), a civil safety group established to guard the British Jewish group, additionally introduced in its newest abstract that it realized of 1,563 anti-Semitic incidents between the October 7 assault by Hamas and November 22.
According to CST, it is a 546 % improve in comparison with the identical interval final yr.
The group emphasizes: there has by no means been an instance of such a lot of anti-Semitic assaults in Great Britain within the house of a month and a half for the reason that common assortment of such knowledge started in 1984.
Since the beginning of the operation in Gaza launched by Israel after the assault by Hamas, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the anti-war civil motion Stop the War have organized tons of of hundreds of demonstrations in London alongside the Palestinians each Saturday. At this Saturday’s demonstration, Scotland Yard detained 18 folks.
Since the Hamas assault, Sunday’s demonstration was, nonetheless, the primary motion held as a protest in opposition to anti-Semitism in London.
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