A pro-Palestinian activist caused a disturbance at a McDonald’s in Birmingham, UK, by releasing painted mice into the restaurant while shouting anti-Israel and pro-Palestine slogans.
The incident was captured on video and shared on social media.
The police are investigating the incident as a public nuisance offense.
Rats in McDonald’s 😮 pic.twitter.com/hTpzkQ0ZyV
— London & UK Street News (@CrimeLdn) October 30, 2023
McDonald’s confirmed the incident and stated that the location was sanitized and reopened.
The video also included a message calling for a boycott of McDonald’s, Disney, and Starbucks due to their perceived support for Israeli actions.
Witness say she was yelling “free f—ing Palestine” and “f— Israel.”
West Midlands Police said it is investigating the incident where “live rodents were thrown into a restaurant off Watson Road, Nechells, at around 5.30pm yesterday.”
#UPDATE | We’re investigating after live rodents were thrown into a restaurant off Watson Road, Nechells, at around 5.30pm yesterday.
We understand the distress this will have caused and it’s not acceptable in any circumstances. pic.twitter.com/vjhv7YmYWj
— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) October 31, 2023
“We understand the distress this will have caused and it’s not acceptable in any circumstances,” the post said. The incident is being treated as a “public nuisance offense.”
McDonald’s confirmed to Daily Mail that a “number of mice” were released into a Birmingham McDonald’s but clarified the location was “fully sanitized.”
Pro-Palestinian protests and boycott calls have been increasing in response to recent events.
McDonald’s UK did not provide a comment on the incident when approached by media.
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