Racist bus stop posters must be ripped down by councils, demands Communities Secretary

Racist bus stop posters must be ripped down by councils, demands Communities Secretary

“Deeply disturbing” anti-Semitic posters in London must be removed, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire told councils today.

He urged town halls to use their legal powers and police help, saying there should be “no place for abuse” in the city.

Mr Brokenshire said “growing numbers of anti-Semitic posters and signs have been appearing on bus stops across London, apparently with the sole aim of spreading hatred and anger”.

He said that the public should help to tackle the problem and that “walking past” and ignoring the problem was the wrong response, but the action should be led by councils which should to use the law, and police assistance, to eliminate displays of anti-Semitic hatred.

It follows the appearance of posters on bus stops saying “Israel is a racist endeavour” — a statement classed as anti-Semitic under the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition.

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