British MP George Galloway was attacked by a pro-Israeli man in the western part of the city on Friday while he was posing for a picture with some of his fans.
Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw and a suspected broken rib and severe bruising to the head and face in the attack.
Galloway said the alleged attacker had been shouting something about the Holocaust.
Accordign to BBC News Network a Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed police had been called to Golborne Road at around 19:40 BST after a man was assaulted in the street.
“Officers attended. The suspect was found a short time later and stopped,” the spokesman said and added that “he was arrested and taken to the south London police station.”
Earlier this month, Galloway was put under police investigation for making anti-Israeli comments and declaring his area of Bradford an “Israel-free zone,” reported Press TV.
Speaking at a meeting of Respect Party activists in Leeds on August 2, Galloway slammed Israel for the massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and urged party members to issue a boycott of Israeli goods, services, academics and tourists.
The MP was also attacked and injured while campaigning in an open-top bus in London in 2008.
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