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Racists guilty of assault at Palestine literary festival

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Issue 2443

Racists from the so-called Jewish Defence League have been found guilty of assault after they attacked a panel at a Palestine literary festival last September.

Roberta Moore was convicted of two counts of assault and one count of possession of an offensive weapon. Robert De Jonge was convicted of assault.

De Jonge stormed the stage and assaulted Andy Simons, the panel’s chairperson and an organiser with Haringey Justice for Palestinians.

Simon Assaf was also assaulted by Moore after he stepped in.

Moore sprayed the two men in the face with spray paint.

Simon told Socialist Worker, “The idea that they are to protect Jewish people is ridiculous.

“They are dangerous street thugs.”

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