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


  • Video shows a man unleashing mice at McDonald’s Star City restaurant

This is the shocking moment a pro-Palestine activist let dozens of mice loose in a McDonald’s restaurant in Birmingham

Footage posted on social media shows a man arriving in his car, with a number plate reading ‘PAIISTN’, at the fast food chain’s Star City restaurant yesterday evening before opening his car boot and grabbing the huge box.  

The man, who is also wearing a Palestinian flag on his head, then walks into the McDonald’s and throws the box of mice on the floor towards two women who immediately 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*** Isrl’ before driving off. 

McDonald’s confirmed ‘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

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

During the video, a block of text pops up on the screen reading: ‘Targetted boycott. The Big Three. Start by boycotting these brands that are directly involved in supporting the Israeli apartheid.’ 

It then calls 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. 

The rats are also shown to have been painted green, black, white and red, representing the four colours that make up the Palestinian flag. 

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 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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