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Anti-Israel Protesters Block London Traffic, Wave Al Qaeda Flag

Islamist protesters wave PLO, Al Qaeda flags as they leave motorists trapped in a major traffic route under the River Thames.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 7/29/2014, 6:25 PM

A shocking video from a major traffic artery in London shows Islamist protesters blocking the route in a loud protest which included the waving of an Al Qaeda flag.

The footage was taken last week in Blackwell Tunnel - a major traffic route which runs underneath the River Thames in Britain's capital city, leaving motorists temporarily trapped in the tunnel.

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Anti-Semitism has spiked sharply in the UK during the past few weeks, as clashes between the IDF and terrorists in Gaza prompted anti-Israel groups to mobilize en-masse. Earlier this month the Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors anti-Semitism in the UK, said it had registered a nearly 100% rise in anti-Semitism in July compared to the previous month.

But Britain has largely avoided the kinds of large-scale violence and anti-Semitism which has erupted in other European countries, including attacks on synagogues and Jewish businesses in France, and violent anti-Semitic demonstrations in Germany, where an imam in Berlin recently called on Muslims to "kill Zionist Jews."