A London Underground driver has been suspended as Transport for London (TfL) investigates an incident in which he appeared to lead a chant of “free, free Palestine” on a train.
The transport authorities said it has recognised the motorist seen in video footage extensively circulated on social media. The video appeared to show the driver utilising the train’s public address system to lead a chant of “free, free Palestine” to a packed tube of passengers who joined in.
According to the BBC, Glynn Barton, TfL’s chief operating officer, said: “We have been urgently and thoroughly investigating the footage appearing to show a Tube driver misusing the PA system and leading chants on a Central line train on Saturday.
“A driver has now been identified and suspended whilst we continue to fully investigate the incident in line with our policies and procedures.”
The incident occurred on Saturday, when over 100,000 people marched to the streets of the city to show their support for Palestine.