A man has been charged with a religiously motivated assault after beating British lawmaker George Galloway at a public event.

Neil Masterson, 39, reportedly shouted about the Holocaust and then physically assaulted Galloway, of the Respect party, as the lawmaker posed for photos with constituents on Friday night in Notting Hill in west London, according to reports.

Galloway was taken to the hospital on Friday night after the assault. He suffered a broken jaw and a broken rib, according to reports in the British media.

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