Pro-Palestinian protesters storm towards Talya Lador-Fresher after her speech at Manchester University, prompting police to whisk her away from site. Protesters proceed to encircle police car, climb on hood.
LONDON – A lecture given by Israel's Deputy Ambassador to Britain -- Talya Lador-Fresher -- at the University of Manchester deteriorated Wednesday into violence when pro-Palestinian protesters stormed at the diplomat in an attempted attack.
The protesters were waiting for Lador-Fresher outside the lecture hall, but this did not deter her from entering as planned. Immediately upon her exit, the protesters lunged at the diplomat, prompting security guards to whisk her back into the hall. Following a consultation on the site, it was decided to escort her out of the premises in a police car.
The deputy ambassador was removed from the hall and into the police vehicle. However, this did not block the protesters, who surrounded the car and climbed on the hood, trying to break the windshield.
Lador-Fresher ultimately was taken away from the scene safe and sound.
The deputy ambassador said that there the event certainly was unpleasant, and noted that it does not bode well for the academic debate in Britain on the Middle East.
Israeli Ambassador to Britain Ron Prosor praised his deputy for her determination and fighting spirit and emphasized that the embassy expects a sweeping denunciation of the event from the local authorities and universities in Britain...
Have you noticed that the modern Left and Islamic extremists share some pretty important traits? Consider free speech: the Left appears to hate it as much as the Islamists. In recent months, Karl Rove, Ann Coulter, David Horowitz and others have been treated to the tolerance of the Left; they are routinely assaulted and prevented from speaking in public venues.
Perhaps this is why the Left never criticizes the fanatics, no matter how many decapitations, suicide bombings, and mass-murders they commit. They're soul-mates.