Jewish men who participated in the protest to show solidarity for “Black Lives Matter” were mocked and called ‘synagogue of the devil.
The mob gathered on the street to protest against a black man’s unjust killing, who was identified as Walter Wallace, by two police officers. The city was jammed with protestors on Tuesday to raise the voice for the black community’s rights.
About a minute-long video has gone viral on different social media platforms, showing the mob’s unjust behavior towards the 3 Jews standing there.
One of the protesters asked them that they don’t live here, so what is the purpose of being in the protest? He also called them ‘Amalek.’ Amalek was an ancient Jewish tribe and a terrible enemy of Israelites.
This created a panic among the people, and many started shouting at them, saying this is not their battle, and they don’t need their support.
However, the three Jewish men remained calm, and politely said they are just here to show solidarity.No one among the crowd listened to them. Instead, they gave them a shut-up call telling them to leave the protest.
An angry man from the mob pushed away one of the 3 men, and the rest followed him. The crowd kept shouting at them using foul and abusive language. The whole verbal and physical violence gets captured by the camera and has gone viral.
One of the victims in conversation with Yaacov Behrman said, “I feared for my life during the incident.”
The racist and antisemitic approach of the mob has put many question marks on the protest’s purpose. “You can not stop racism with antisemitism; this will weaken your case rather than strengthening,” said the director of cease antisemitism.
Liora Rez strongly condemned the incident saying,” It is sad to see what happened; the Jewish community had always sided with the victims of American and African people.”
Everyone is sad that the 40-year-old Jewish rivalry is still alive and has reached the young generation.