The flag was removed yesterday for the second time following two visits from Met officers in as many days. It was hung there alongside the Palestinian flag as part of an “end the siege in Gaza” protest.Yup, see above for the reason why.
Today one youth outside the estate said: “It’s just racists complaining. If it was the St George’s flag, it would be alright. But this is our version and there’s this big reaction.”
And if you’d rather go live in a country where you can wave that rag with impunity, then Heathrow’s thataway. Don’t let the door to unlimited benefits & a free council house hit you in the arse on the way out.
A Met spokesman said they first attended on Friday but the flag had been removed when they arrived.How convenient, that you’ve suddenly forgotten how useful public order offences can be, when you don’t want to rock the boat and get the natives all riled up…
They added: “Police were made aware of a flag displayed at the Will Crooks Estate again on Sunday, August 10.
“Officers attended the venue, spoke to residents and met local community leaders who removed the flag voluntarily.
“It was not an ISIS flag. There are no criminal offences arising from this incident.”