A Jewish boy in London, England, was left in tears after a gang of teenagers allegedly threatened to beat him up unless he removed his yarmulka, reports the Evening Standard.
The 11-year-old boy was walking home from school in Hackney at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday when, he claims, he was surrounded by the group of older boys and girls, who would not let him pass. He was then reportedly forced to remove his yarmulka by the gang. The child, who did not recognize the attackers, was said to have been badly shaken by the incident but was not harmed.
A spokesman for north London’s Shomrim neighbourhood watch group said: “He lives near where the incident took place and had his rucksack over his shoulders as he was walking home from school. The child said he tried to run away but the youths blocked his way.”
Source: The Evening Standard