A drunken mob of more than 20 men and women storm the synagogue while shouting, “Kill the Jews!”. The mob broke windows and attacked worshippers inside the building, who protected themselves with chairs. One man sustained facial injuries as he tried to prevent the mob from entering the building. Synagogue elders believe the attack wasn’t racially motivated, but was merely an expression of anti-social behavior. Four men and two women were later arrested.
The window had already been smashed. Teenagers were shouting abuse. It was blatantly anti-Semitic, they came and attacked a synagogue…The number of these incidents has increased in the past few months, since before Charlie Hebdo. We’re stepping up patrols and working with the police. The courts should take attacks like this seriously.