Gang of 20 men attack historic London synagogue

Six people were arrested after an 'anti-Semitic attack on a synagogue in London’s Stamford Hill by a gang of 20 men in the early hours of Sunday. Part of the disturbance was captured on camera showing members of the synagogue in a tense confrontation with the assailants, a group of drunken men who tried to enter the building. They first threw chairs through the double doors, breaking the glass panels and injuring one man. A small number did briefly gain entry to the synagogue before being removed by security staff.

The video was posted on YouTube and viewed hundreds of times. Many described it as a pogrom.

Haringey police are treating the attack as an anti-Semitic incident. Six men are in custody for public order offenses and assault. Police patrols have been increased in the Stamford Hill area for the largely Jewish community.

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