A pro-Palestinian activist posted a disturbing video of him releasing hordes of mice into a McDonald’s in the UK while chanting “F—k Israel” in front of scared customers.
In the video, the man, wearing a Palestinian flag on his head, opens the trunk of his car, which displays license plates reading “PAIISTN – Free Palestine.”
He then removes a box filled with mice painted red, green, and white – to match the colors of the Palestinian flag, then dumps the creatures onto the McDonald’s floor in Birmingham, UK.
As the rodents scurry throughout the restaurant, panicked customers scream.
“Free f—king Palestine!” the pro-Palestinian activist yells after dropping the mice and exiting McDonald’s.
“Boycott Israel! F—k Israel!”
Palestinian activist throws live mice covered in the colors of the Palestinian flag into a McDonald’s in the UK. They have been culturally enriched. pic.twitter.com/R5gJzNzsZk— 🇺🇲Salty Texan (@texan_maga) October 31, 2023
A spokesperson for the chain confirmed the incident.
“We are aware of an incident in our Birmingham Star City restaurant this evening where a number of mice were released by a member of the public,” the rep told LBC.
“Following the removal of the mice, the restaurant has been fully sanitized and our pest control partners have been called out to conduct a full inspection,” they added.
The incident came after McDonald’s announced its decision to donate free meals to the Israeli troops.
“The action of throwing mice into a restaurant where customers are eating is extremely sickening,” Gary Mond, chairman of the National Jewish Assembly, told the Jerusalem Post.
“It causes distress to both the people present and also the mice themselves, and is both a cruel and dangerous thing to do,” he added.
“However, from a political perspective, it is totally futile.”
“It will do nothing to bring any support to the ‘Free Palestine’ cause, which in any event is based on Jew-hatred as opposed to support for the Arabs who live in Gaza,” he added.
Meanwhile, Animal rights group Viva! Said it was ‘deeply distraught’ by the incident.
Tep Faye Lewis told the Daily Mail:
“While freedom of speech is important, and while all of us are deeply distraught with what is happening in the Middle East right now — anyone who has seen any footage would be hard moved not to be heartbroken — using poor mice and rats and setting them free in a McDonald’s is not the way to make a political point,” rep Faye Lewis told the Daily Mail.
“The fact the video shows the mice being hurled at people is animal cruelty plain and simple.”
“If the protestor’s point is to object to suffering, then contributing towards further cruelty is poor execution,” Lewis said.