MUSLIM protesters caused fury in Bolton on Saturday after marching through one of the town’s neighbourhoods with some of the highest cases of the COVID-19 Indian-variant sparking fears of a ‘super-spreading’ event.
In exclusive video obtained by Politicalite – swarms of violent pro-Palestinian Muslim protesters shouting Anti-Semitic slogans marched through the Deane area of Bolton – just yards away from the Essa Academy mass-vaccination site as Bolton battles a COVID crisis.
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The video showed protesters holding extremist and pro-Palestinian flags on Deane Church Lane as tensions flare amid the ongoing COVID crisis.
In the town centre, the protesters also defaced a statue of the late Fred Dibnah with Extremist flags – one of Bolton’s most iconic figures.
One protester explaining why he was here said: “Because we are protesting against Israeli occupation.
“To free the Palestine, stop Israelis killing innocent people, women and children.”
“Destroying their homes and kicking them out of their homes.”
DAY OF ACTION
The protests in the North-West came as hundreds marched through London shouting Anti-Semitic slogans in support of Palestine despite a Ceasefire between Israel and Palestine brokered by Egypt.
Holding banners, placards and flags, the demonstrators let off green and red-coloured smoke and chanted, blocking traffic as they marched.
The protests came after an 11-day military offensive between Israel and Palestine in the Gaza Strip.
Some demonstrators could be seen wearing costumes, masks and face paint, while others were draped in the Palestinian flag.
Groups of police watched as some protesters climbed bus stops and lampposts and wrote “Free Palestine” on walls.
Chants of “Israel is a terrorist state” and “We are all Palestinians” could be heard during the march.
As the crowd reached Downing Street, chants of “Boris Johnson, shame on you” rang out.
A temporary stage has been set up in Hyde Park where a number of speeches will be made this afternoon.
Protester Muktha Ali, 32, from Harrow, north-west London, told the PA news agency: “I’m here because this is now urgent, the Israeli occupation needs to end now, it’s been long enough.
“Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children have been bombed and murdered, Palestine has to be free.”
Another, named Jake, said: “I stand in solidarity with Palestinians, and so should everyone, no matter your nationality.
“It’s great to see so many people come out in their thousands to support the cause. We will win – our cause will be heard.”
Israel’s security cabinet has approved a ceasefire, a move praised by Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.