London Jewish Shoppers Pelted with Gas Canisters by Neo-Nazis
Three members of the Orthodox Jewish community, two men and a woman, were subjected to the “disgusting” tirade and targeted with projectiles by three men in a white pickup truck on Wednesday evening.
The men shouted “Hitler is on the way to you, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler” before hurling the small canisters, which were thought to contain laughing gas.
The incident happened at the retail park in Tottenham Hale at about 7.45pm.
A spokesman for Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch group, said the victims, who were wearing traditional religious clothes, were left shaken although they were not injured.
Shomrim volunteer Michael Blayer said: “This behaviour is appalling, the victims were innocent shoppers at the Tottenham Hale retail park, and they were targeted because they were visibly Jewish.
“The verbal abuse was disgusting, and small objects were thrown towards the victims, making them fear for their immediate safety.”
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said the matter has been reported to police.