Jizya…coffee — it’s all the same to me, infidel: Hand it over!
Young men – many wearing scarves covering their faces – clashed with police on Saturday, with one group seen kicking in the front window of a Starbucks coffee shop. A police car also had its rear window smashed.
The Metropolitan Police force said it contained a group of between 120 and 200 people in Piccadilly at about 5.20pm.
A spokesman said: “The decision to contain this group was based on the need to prevent a further breach of the peace.”
The spokesman also said it was investigating reports of damaged, looted shops.
He said: “There is now believed to be two branches of Starbucks, one in Shaftesbury Avenue, junction with Rupert Street and one in Piccadilly. Windows have been smashed and shops looted.”
In related news, a few days earlier,while making anti-Semitic slurs, other “youth” (described as “Asian”) threw a firebomb into another Starbucks.