Present pause brings little respite after 15,000 Palestinians killed in Israeli assaults throughout seven weeks of warfare.
Central London was filled with tens of 1000’s of people that turned out to demand a everlasting ceasefire in Gaza.
The Nationwide March for Palestine on Saturday came about on the second day of a truce between Israel and Hamas, which has seen the discharge of hostages held by the Palestinian group since October 7 and Palestinians jailed in Israel.
The Palestine Solidarity Marketing campaign estimated a turnout of 300,000 folks calling for “an finish to the siege of Gaza”.
The Metropolitan Police stated at the very least 5 folks have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred, together with for distributing “literature that includes a swastika inside a Star of David”.
The power stated 1,500 officers have been deployed to police the march.
Officers are on the forming up level of right now’s protest.
They’ve been handing out leaflets to supply readability on offences and behavior that received’t be tolerated. pic.twitter.com/NcyhTakPCy
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 25, 2023
Officers additionally handed out leaflets on the march “to supply readability on offences and behavior that received’t be tolerated”, police stated.
The peaceable protesters carried banners that learn, “Ceasefire Now!” and “Cease the Warfare on Gaza”.
This month, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sacked Residence Secretary Suella Braverman, who drew anger for accusing police of being too lenient with pro-Palestinian protesters. She additionally made unauthorised feedback in regards to the nation’s pro-Palestine demonstrations, which she referred to as “hate marches”.