Teenager shouts ‘Allah is great’ in Arabic as he tries to grab the Olympic flame from hands of terrified torch bearer
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 11:02 GMT, 20 July 2012 | UPDATED: 16:40 GMT, 20 July 2012
- Boy runs from crowd and attempts to wrestle flame from torch bearer shouting Arabic for ‘God is Great’
- Anna Skora, 23, manages to keep hold of flame to carry on
- Security drag teenager away, who has since been arrested and is being held in custody
- Kent police say the relay continued ‘without disruption’ as Ms Skora passes torch on to next bearer
A 17-year-old shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is Great’ – as he unsuccessfully tried to grab the Olympic torch during a stretch of the flame’s route through Maidstone towards Redhill.
Broadcast live on the BBC, the youth lunged from the crowd to try to take the torch from the hands of its bearer Anna Skora, but was swiftly bundled away by officers.
In one video posted to YouTube he can be seen waiting behind a car and as Ms Skora gets closer he lunges towards the torch.
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