Jordan Justein, an 18-year-old high school student, was harassed and kicked by anti-Israel protesters after he defiantly counter-protested an anti-Israel rally, according to CIJnews.
The anti-Israel protest was being held outside the Metro Toronto Convention Center, during the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Spirit of Hope gala, which included notable guests such as former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
The anti-Israel protest, which was organized by Actions4Palestine, was made up of a group of less than 30 people who chanted “free free Palestine” while waving Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Communist flags, and signs denouncing Peres, Kissinger, and Israeli “war crimes.”
Jordan Justein told CIJNews that he counter-protested, “because both my grandparents are Holocaust survivors, and as a young person I feel it’s my responsibility to stand up against anti-Semitism and for Israel.”
Upon arriving at the protest with an Israeli flag, a police officer warned him that simply being at the demonstration with the flag could “incite a riot."
However, when Jordan Justein walked to the other side of the street, the Actions4Palestine protesters called him a “Zionist pig," a “Zionist piece of sh*t," a “kike” and a “provocateur”.
Then, a man with a PLO flag kicked him twice in the leg and told him to leave. When Jordan Justein told the police officer about the incident, he was simply told to go and file a report.