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article imageVideo: Muslim shouts 'Allahu Akbar' — Tries to grab Olympic torch

By Richard Milnes     Jul 22, 2012 in Crime
Gravesend - A 17-year-old Muslim fanatic tries to grab the Olympic torch as it is carried along the A226, Rochester Road in Gravesend, Kent by Anna Skora from Lublin, Poland.
In a YouTube video clip the youth can be seen making an attempt to snatch the Olympic torch, after shouting Allahu Akbar ('God is great' in Arabic), but security guards quickly intercept him and move the torchbearer away from him.
Two security men, who were running alongside the torchbearer tackle him and bring him to the ground.
The incident happened just before 10am on Friday, 20 July. The Sun reports that he was arrested within seconds and taken into custody by Kent Police.
Kent Online reports that a spectator, Jessica Dadozi, said “The torchbearer looked a bit scared, but she carried on running.”
The BBC reports that the 17-year old is accused of assaulting a police officer, common assault and a public order offense.
He appeared at Medway Youth Court on Saturday and was bailed on condition that he wouldn’t be “intentionally present” at any Olympic or Paralympic-related event. The case has been adjourned until Tuesday.
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