The footage depicts two men running towards the bus, with one entering the back and appearing to attack Jewish passengers.According to the Shomrim, the victims all had their hats thrown off and one was punched in the eye."At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, police received a report of an antisemitic assault that had occurred on a bus... at around 08:15 a.m. that morning," according to a report in Metro, the police spokesperson stated. "Officers have made contact with the male victim with a view to progressing this investigation."Campaign Against Antisemitism said the police deny the incident is antisemitic, despite the bus being full of passengers and only three visible Jews being attacked.
Clapton Common #E5 8.15am, 3 Jewish children attacked on a 253 bus by a racist male, 1 victim was punched in the eye, all 3 had their hats thrown off, cad 5111 24/11/19 #HateCrime pic.twitter.com/Eg2AGYlSsO— Shomrim (Stamford Hill) (@Shomrim) November 24, 2019
The organization was "shocked by reports that the police will not treat an attack on three Jewish children on a bus in Stamford Hill as an antisemitic hate crime," the report said.According to research conducted by the NGO, rising antisemitism in Britain has resulted in one in three British Jews considering leaving the country. Last Friday, a senior rabbi visiting Stamford Hill was attacked by two antisemitic teenagers and left bleeding on the ground.Stamford Hill has a high population of Jews, and reportedly possesses the largest hasidic population in Europe.
BREAKING NEWS EXCLUSIVE @MPSHackney @metpoliceuk deny this is #AntiSemitic incident... bus full of passengers and only the three visible Jews are attacked.... #AntiSemitism out of control... @MailOnline @BBCNews @APPGAA @antisemitism @JewishChron @JewishNewsUK @BorisJohnson https://t.co/zXf173z7o4— antisemitismwatch (@ASWSec) December 3, 2019