A 16-year-old Jewish girl has allegedly been told by a shopkeeper in Stamford Hill in North East London to “be patient, Jews come last,” the organization Campaign Against Anti-Semitism reports.
The alleged incident took place on Wednesday between 17:30 and 18:00 at a shop which has a drop-off service for parcels, acting as an agent for online shops.
The Jewish schoolgirl was dropping off items with the female shopkeeper, but in the middle of serving her the shopkeeper allegedly stopped and started serving another customer.
The Jewish schoolgirl said she politely asked if she could just have her receipt so that she could leave, to which the shopkeeper allegedly replied: “Be patient, Jews come last.”
Stamford Hill Shomrim, the volunteer neighborhood watch patrol, is assisting the young girl who was shocked and felt very hurt by the alleged antisemitic comment. Stamford Hill Shomrim has reported the incident to the police and referred the case to Campaign Against Antisemitism for assistance.
OUTRAGEOUS: Shopkeeper stopped serving a 16y/o Jewish girl to serve another customer, allegedly telling her “be patient, Jews come last” pic.twitter.com/CzfZ8hWrfx
— Shomrim N.E. London (@Shomrim) October 26, 2017