Police escort Israel advocate Hen Mazzig, and those who came to hear him speak, out of room as demonstrators shout ‘shame!’ and ‘free Palestine!’
Police officers were called on Thursday to an on-campus Israel event at University College London after pro-Palestinian demonstrators were seen trapping attendees in the room where the talk was being held and preventing others from going in.
Israel advocate Hen Mazzig was to speak at the event hosted by the Friends of Israel at UCL in London and CAMERA on Campus but the protests led by the Friends of Palestine Society began just as he began talking.
In a series of videos from the event, protesters can be seen banging on the windows and the door to the hall, shouting “Free, free Palestine,” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
Outside the room, one attendee confronts a group of protesters who refuse to let him and other into the room to hear the speech.
In a video broadcast on Facebook from inside the hall, Mazzig tells followers: “The situation is really out of control, we’re hiding in a room and there are protesters outside.”