Sadiq Khan working to ‘take down’ posters calling Israel ‘a racist endeavour’
Mayor of London brands ‘offensive adverts’ acts of unauthorised vandalism, as he commits to removing them from the capital
September 6, 2018, 9:57 am
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said a series of posters appearing at bus stops around the capital describing Israel as “a racist endeavour” were not authorised and will be removed and investigated.
Khan’s office confirmed on Wednesday evening that no permission has been sought either by the mayor, Transport for London (TfL) or JCDecaux, the company that operates the advertising spaces around bus stops.
And in an interview with Jewish News this week, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said there would be more debate. and consultation over the party’s code of conduct.
The posters were put up by a group called London Palestine Action, which describes itself as “a network of people in London taking creative action against Israeli apartheid through BDS and other effective, participatory Palestinian solidarity work.”
In response, a spokesperson for the mayor said: “These offensive adverts are not authorised and are acts of vandalism.
They added: “We have spoken to JCDecaux and they believe there are six such posters in London. We are working together to take them down as soon as possible.”
Source: Jewish News