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Not lovin’ it: Shocking moment pro-Palestine activist releases dozens of mice in flag colours loose in Birmingham McDonald’s

This is the shocking moment a pro-Palestine activist let dozens of mice douse in red, green, white and black paint, were let loose in a McDonald’s restaurant in Birmingham, terrifying customers. 

Footage shared on social media showed a man holding to fake number plates that read ‘PAIISTN’ and ‘Free Palestine’ as he arrived in his car at the chain’s Star City restaurant yesterday.

The man, wearing a Palestinian flag around his head, then opens the boot of his car and grabs the huge box of rodents, before walking into the fast food restaurant and flinging the Palestinian-flag coloured mice on the floor, as two women run away in horror. 

The activist can be heard repeatedly shouting ‘Free f***ing Palestine‘ as walks back to his car, later adding ‘Boycott Israel’ and ‘F*** Israel’ before driving off. 

At the end of the video, the activist calls on boycott McDonald’s, Starbucks and Disney for allegedly showing support to Israel. 

McDonald’s confirmed last night ‘a number of mice’ were released inside the restaurant, which has now been ‘fully sanitised’ after the creatures were removed. 

Footage posted on social media shows dozens of rats that have been painted green, black, white and red, representing the four colours that make up the Palestinian flag

The video later shows a man arriving at the fast food chain’s Star City restaurant yesterday evening with a huge box of rats 

The man, who is also wearing a Palestinian flag on his head, can be seen throwing the box of rats on the floor towards two women who immediately run away in horror

At the end of the footage, a block of text on the screen reads: ‘Targetted boycott. The Big Three. Start by boycotting these brands that are directly involved in supporting the Israeli apartheid.’ 

It called on viewers to stop buying food and drinks from Starbucks and McDonald’s and to boycott Disney’s movies and cancel subscriptions to its streaming platform Disney Plus. 

Towards the end of the video, a recording of a phone call is also played as one man can be heard bragging: ‘All the alarms and going off; and that ‘the doors are closed’. 

A second voice then adds: ‘Successful mission’.  

A spokesperson for McDonald’s told LBC: ‘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.

‘Following the removal of the mice, the restaurant has been fully sanitised and our pest control partners have been called out to conduct a full inspection.’

MailOnline has contacted West Midlands Police for comment.  

McDonald's confirmed 'a number of mice' were released inside the Birmingham Star City restaurant (pictured), which has now been 'fully sanitised' after the creatures were removed

McDonald’s confirmed ‘a number of mice’ were released inside the Birmingham Star City restaurant (pictured), which has now been ‘fully sanitised’ after the creatures were removed

The video comes days after another pro-Palestine protest was held outside a McDonald’s in Bristol, seeing supporters shout ‘boycott McDonald’s’ after accusing the fast food chain of ‘killing innocent people’.

The video, posted on Wednesday, showed a young woman leading chants in support of ‘Free Palestine‘, while around 20 other people join in waving Palestinian flags and holding placards. 

The woman can be heard shouting ‘Boycott McDonald’s’, before repeating, ‘Shame on McDonalds for funding Israel. Who are killing innocent people’. 

The protest came after the firm backed giving free meals to Israeli soldiers.

A post on social media said McDonald’s Israel has so far given out 100,000 free meals but the chain has been quick to distance itself from the Israeli military’s actions. 

Franchise groups in Kuwait, Pakistan and other countries issued statements confirming that they did not share ownership with the Israeli franchise.  Others also noted that they had made financial donations to aid those in Gaza.

The shocking incident comes as Suella Braverman ordered a review of terrorism and extremism laws after UK police called for clarity over language used at pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

The Home Office said on Sunday it will consider whether new criminal offences are needed to bridge the gap between countering hate speech and terrorism, the Mail understands.

It 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 tweaks to the law will not provide a short-term solution to the febrile atmosphere in the wake of Hamas’s terror attack and Israel’s ongoing retaliation. 

The review is likely to take months and any proposed legal changes would be unlikely to be brought in by the end of next year.

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