A 12-year-old visibly Jewish boy in London was attacked Monday by an adult antisemite while riding a bus home from school in the city’s Stamford Hill neighborhood.
12-year-old #Jewish boy travelling home from school attacked on a @TFL Bus #476 SD
50-year-old Male grabbed the child by his throat & threw him off the bus@MPSHackney @MPSRTPC
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— Shomrim (Stamford Hill) (@Shomrim) January 31, 2023
The Stamford Hill Shomrim organization reported in a tweet that a 50-year-old man grabbed the boy by the throat and threw him off the bus.
Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain reached a record high in 2021, the most recent year for which are there are statistics.
According to the annual report by the Community Security Trust (CST) there were 2,255 anti-Semitic incidents reported in 2021, a rise of 34 percent over the previous year.
The London-based Shomrim organization helps hate crime victims file reports with the police, and accompany such victims to court as well.