Tzipi Hotovely was participating in a debate at the London School of Economics.
The videotapes that documented the event showed that Hotovely was brought into her car by the security teams, and the screaming of the demonstrators rose, saying, "Don't be ashamed," as one of the demonstrators approached her and was removed by the police.
The Ynet news site reported that the Israeli embassy learned that a demonstration was expected against Hotovely's participation, and therefore a large force of police and security officials from Scotland Yard were present. Despite this, the demonstrators prevented the Israeli ambassador from speaking.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke after the incident with Hotovely and stated: "Tzipi is strong and will not allow any group of violent and anti-Semitic thugs to intimidate her, as will all of Israel's ambassadors in the world."
He added that the struggle over Israel's illegitimacy and anti-Semitism is part of our struggle for the Israeli narrative, and our ambassadors are the vanguard of this struggle.