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February 21, 2016 12:45 pm

Hundreds Storm Out of Anti-EU Rally After ‘Antisemitie’ George Galloway Takes Stage

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George Galloway, center, entering an anti-EU rally in the UK. Photo: Twitter.

George Galloway, center, entering an anti-EU rally in the UK. Photo: Twitter.

Over a hundred people left the room when UK politician George Galloway, known for his anti-Israel views, took the stage at a rally on Friday to protest Britain’s membership in the European Union.

Audience members shouted, “He’s an antisemite” and walked out of the hall when the Respect Party leader was presented as a surprise guest at the end of the Grassroots Out rally in Westminster, The Huffington Post reported.

Organizers were seen telling security personnel at the rally to “shut the doors,” in fear of a massive walk-out. One man who left the premises told the publication, “[Galloway’s] a despicable person: anti-Israel, supporting terrorist organizations, supporting Hamas, supporting Hezbollah.”

“We need proper people, proper democrats. He won’t do us any good,” one protester added, while another said, “I can’t stand the man.”

The more than 1,500 people who stayed in the hall heard Galloway call for the UK to leave the EU.

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  • Richard Lefew

    The title of this article is OFFENSIVE.

    Yes, a handful of people, out of the approximately 2,000 people did leave, perhaps 20 people, and their spots were quickly taken by some of the more than 300 people who were outside, denied entry because of fire regulations.

    There was no mass exodus, and you wouldn’t have noticed anyone leaving, if you weren’t really looking for it.

    The idea that organizers locked the doors to keep people in, that just a lie.

    • Harry

      You are disgusting.

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