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September 22, 2016 10:15 am

Bullies Force London Jewish Boy to Remove Kippa — Or Else

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Jews in the Hackney borough of London. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Jews in the Hackney borough of London. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A Jewish child walking home from school in London on Wednesday evening was forced to remove his kippa by a gang of bullies, the UK’s Evening Standard reported.

According to the report, the 11-year-old boy was surrounded in the Hackney neighborhood of the British capital by a group of unfamiliar older children, who threatened to beat him up if he did not take off his skull cap.

The boy was not injured in the incident, but the report said he was “badly shaken.”

“He lives near where the incident took place and had his rucksack over his shoulders as he was walking home from school,” a spokesman for north London’s Shomrim neighborhood watch group was quoted as saying. “The child said he tried to run away but the youths blocked his way.”

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  • ReformSchool

    Were the bullies from, or were they sent by, the Mayor’s office?

    • eastsidetrader

      There are two mayors of London; Which one are you referencing?