- Video shows a man releasing rats at McDonald’s Star City restaurant yesterday
This is the shocking moment a pro-Palestine activist unleashed dozens of rats at a McDonald’s restaurant in Birmingham.
Footage posted on social media shows a man arriving at the fast food chain’s Star City restaurant in his car with the license plate “PAIISTN” last night, before opening his trunk and grabbing the huge box of rats.
The man, who is also wearing a Palestinian flag on his head, then enters the McDonald’s and throws the box with the rats on the floor in the direction of two women, who immediately run away in horror.
The activist can be heard repeatedly shouting “Free f***ing Palestine” as he walks back to his car, later adding “Boycott Israel” and “F*** Israel” before driving off.
McDonald’s confirmed that “a number of mice” were released at the restaurant, which has now been “fully disinfected” following the removal of the creatures.
Footage posted on social media shows dozens of rats painted green, black, white and red, representing the four colors of the Palestinian flag
The man, who also wears a Palestinian flag on his head, can be seen throwing the rat box lying on the ground towards two women, who immediately run away in horror
During the video, a block of text appears on the screen that reads: “Targeted Boycott.” The Big Three. Start by boycotting these brands that are directly involved in supporting Israeli apartheid.”
Viewers are then asked to stop buying food and drinks at Starbucks and McDonald’s, boycott Disney films and cancel subscriptions to the Disney Plus streaming platform.
It is also shown that the rats were painted green, black, white and red, representing the four colors that make up the Palestinian flag.
Towards the end of the video, a recording of a phone conversation is also played in which a man brags: “All the alarms and going out; and that “the doors are closed.”
A second voice then adds: “Successful mission.”
A McDonald’s spokesperson told LBC: “We are aware of an incident at our Birmingham Star City restaurant this evening where a number of mice were released by a member of the public.”
“After the mice were removed, the restaurant was fully disinfected and our pest control partners were called in to conduct a full inspection.”
MailOnline has contacted West Midlands Police for comment.
McDonald’s confirmed that “a number of mice” were released at the Birmingham Star City restaurant (pictured), which has now been “fully disinfected” following the removal of the creatures
The shocking incident came as Suella Braverman ordered a review of terrorism and extremism laws after British police demanded clarity over language used at pro-Palestinian demonstrations.
The Home Office said on Sunday it would examine whether new offenses were needed to close the gap between tackling hate speech and terrorism, according to the Mail.
This came after Metropolitan Police chief Sir Mark Rowley renewed his calls for a fresh look at the legal definition of extremism and how police should respond.
However, any changes to the law will not provide a short-term solution to the febrile atmosphere following the Hamas terrorist attack and Israel’s ongoing retaliation.
The review is expected to take months and the proposed changes to the law are unlikely to be implemented until the end of next year.