Antisemitic Insults Hurled at Paris Counter-Protesters
In light of the Black Lives Matter rallies that have been taking place in protest against police brutality in the US, French protesters gathered in the city to protest the death of Adama Traoré, a Malian French man who died in police custody in 2016.
Tensions were already running high when a counter-protest group dropped a banner from a nearby building reading "Justice for the victims of anti-white terrorism."
In response, some protesters were heard yelling "dirty Jews," at the counter-protesters.
The European Jewish Congress called on anti-racist marchers and organizers to ensure that “antisemitism is not being adopted by some within their ranks,” following Saturday’s incident in Paris.
“The people who claim to march against hate and racism while shouting violent antisemitic statements are hypocrites and acting against the worthy cause of the majority,” EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said.
“They are trying to hijack and piggyback on the justifiable anger and hurt of anti-racist demonstrators. …They have shown that they would rather sabotage an important rally for their own hate.” (JPost / VFI News)
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