May 19, 2021

Antisemitic message on Brick Lane banner

Credit: purumiah.com
London
- Antisemitism which appeared on a banner expressing solidarity with Palestinians has been condemned.

The giant poster, which states "we stand with Palestine" - appeared in Brick Lane on Wednesday, May 12, following clashes in the region.

Cllr Puru Miah (Labour, Mile End) helped organise the banner, on which people can write messages if they wish.

However, an antisemitic message appeared on the banner stating "Zionism is Nazism".

The message has since been removed, according to Cllr Miah.

Board of Deputies of British Jews' vice president Amanda Bowman said: “It is disturbing that antisemitic messages have been scrawled on this banner and we totally condemn this racism."

She continued: "At times of tension in the Middle East, we should be strengthening community cohesion at home rather than importing a conflict from the Middle East.”