Galloway criticizes Westminster’s silence

Galloway criticizes Westminster’s silence

Mon Sep 1, 2014 9:52PM GMT

British Member of Parliament and Press TV host George Galloway has criticized Westminster’s silence in relation to the recent violent attack on him, Press TV reports.

The attack, which happened on Friday, was carried out by a person wearing an Israeli military t-shirt. The attacker had posted angry messages about Islam and Galloway during the days leading up to the incident.

Speaking for the first time after the assault, Galloway told the Press TV correspondent in London that “It is an attack on parliament, it is an attack on democracy and it is an attack on my constituents, not just the geographic constituency of Bradford West, though it is, but the wider constituency that I speak for, which is, by anybody’s reckoning, some millions of people, all of whom have the right to be represented, all of whom have the right to have their view represented without being clubbed down in the street.”

Galloway was released from St Mary’s hospital on Saturday.

Metropolitan police on the same day, charged Neil Masterson, with assault by beating of both Galloway and a bystander who tried to intervene.

Masterson, who has pleaded not guiltily to the charges, has been denied bail and the case has been sent to the Crown Court. The next hearing is scheduled for September 15.

The attack on the British MP is believed to have been connected to his recent remarks censuring the Israeli regime for the atrocities it committed in its military onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.

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