A Tube driver who led pro-Palestine chants on the London Underground this weekend has apparently been suspended.
The suspension came after Rishi Sunak urged Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, to ensure the public could travel “without intimidation”, telling Parliament that police were looking into the matter.
Pro-Palestine protests have taken place across the country following an attack by Hamas that killed more than 1,400 Israelis, and Israel’s subsequent bombardment of Gaza, this month.
A clip posted on social media on Saturday showed a Tube tannoy being used to chant “free, free”, prompting protesters to respond “Palestine”.
It was greeted with cheers and applause from the demonstrators, with the driver adding: “I hope you all have a blessed day today. And look after yourselves. And keep all those people in your prayers. Have a good day.”
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the situation in Gaza - and there are many- we should be free to use public transport or go about our business should we not, without political preaching or indoctrination?
I would personally have found it inflammatory and manipulative , if not to say intimidating especially if surrounded by vociferous demonstrators. I am just glad I wasn’t there.
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