A student from King’s College London has been found guilty of assault after she attacked a woman who was trying to film an anti-Israel demonstration.
The incident took place earlier this year when Ami Ayalon, the former head of Israel’s internal security agency, Shin Bet, was speaking at the university.
During his talk anti-Israel protestors stormed the premises, threw chairs, banged doors and windows (breaking one) and shouted slogans such as “Free, free, Palestine”.
This is the video was when one of the protesters inside the building hit my phone out of my arm, before it fell). You can also see the chairs that were on the floor. The other video was taken by Russell Langer showing the protesters banging on the windows and doors (in comments).
Posted by Esther Endfield on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Ivana Bevilaqua, 25, and a Politics graduate from King’s College was found guilty of assault by beating and was ordered to pay £100 to her victim Esther Endfield, who was trying to film the protest when Bevilaqua knocked the mobile device from her hand and verbally assaulted her.
Upon receiving the verdict, Bevilaqua said, “I just wanted to speak to this war criminal,” the Jewish News reported.
In March, King’s College took actions to limit the protests made by anti-Israel activists after an investigation found that pro-Palestinian protesters regularly “crossed a line”.