London University: Pro-Palestinian Protesters Block Israeli Event (VIDEO)

Protesters blocked attendees from leaving or getting into the lecture hall. (Photo: via RT)

Police were called after pro-Palestinian protesters stormed an Israel event at a London university, yelling “shame, shame” and alleged ‘trapping’ attendees in the room the talk was being held in.

Israeli activist Hen Mazzig was addressing a group at University College London (UCL) on Thursday about the conflict between Israel and Palestine when protesters from the Friends of Palestine Society tried to stop his speech by chanting: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

According to claims made by the Jewish Chronicle, protesters then ‘blocked’ attendees from leaving or getting into the lecture hall.

Officers reportedly told attendees not to leave the room without police protection. One student claimed she had been “assaulted” and “attacked” by the protesters.

In a video broadcast on Facebook from inside the hall, Mazzig told his followers: “The situation is really out of control, we’re hiding in a room and there are protesters outside.

“I don’t think that even in my days in the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] it was as bad as it is right now, it’s really scary,” he said.

He later tweeted: “I had to be rushed out of the event at @UCL with security. The campus was the war zone and the streets are the safe place. I’m out. My god.”

Earlier this year, protesters interrupted a talk by Ami Ayalon, an ex-commander of the Israeli Navy and former head of the Shin Bet, at King’s College in London. One protester was later found guilty of assaulting a Jewish student at that protest.

(PC, MEMO)

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