UK Conservative Told to ‘Get Back to Auschwitz’
A Conservative Party delegate was subjected to anti-Semitic abuse from protesters outside a conference in Manchester.
The delegate, Stephen Woods, chairman of the Conservative Sale East and Wythenshawe Association, was leaving the center with a group of Jewish friends, wearing kippot, on Sunday.
“The abuse we had to endure was despicable, with a number of protesters screaming ‘Jewish Tory scum, get back to Auschwitz,’” Woods told The Chronicle.
“I have never heard such vile language. The whole incident left us all shaken up,” hre recalled.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Conservative party conference over three days to protest against austerity.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said it had “not received any reports in relation to this matter.”
“GMP will not stand for any incidents of anti-Semitism and officers policing the conference were given clear direction to take action against any individual who goes beyond peaceful protest into unlawful actions,” the spokesman added.
“As a result, officers are arresting and charging those we believe to be responsible for any offenses committed against either delegates or protesters,” he said.
“If anyone has been a victim of any such incident, they are encouraged to please report this to the police and we will investigate.”