A London Underground driver who appeared to lead a chant of “free, free Palestine” on a train has been suspended while Transport for London (TfL) investigates the incident.
The transport authority said it had identified the driver who had featured in video footage shared widely on social media. The footage appeared to show the driver using the train’s public address system to lead a chant of “free, free Palestine” to a full tube of people, who joined in.
The incident took place on Saturday, when around 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the capital to voice their support for Palestine.
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 British Transport Police said on Saturday it was investigating the incident.