Most of those arrested are counter-protesters linked to the world of hooligans. Sunak accuses: “Unacceptable scenes”
Over 100 arrests have been made following clashes between far-right protesters and police that broke out in London on the sidelines of the massive pro-Palestinian demonstration. This was announced by Scotland Yard sources cited by the Telegraph, specifying that the majority of those arrested were counter-protesters linked to the world of hooligans.
In Parliament Square, the BBC reports, a group of around 150 people approached the participants in the pro-Palestinian march, shouting offensive slogans against Allah and tearing down a Palestinian flag. The charges underlying the arrests are possession of offensive weapons, drugs and fighting.
The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, condemned the clashes, condemning the behavior of far-right demonstrators and “Hamas sympathisers” who were protagonists of “violent and completely unacceptable scenes”. “The despicable actions of a minority of people undermine those who have chosen to peacefully express their views,” said Sunak, who said their actions “completely disrespect” those honored this Remembrance Weekend .
“This is true for the thugs of the English Defense League (far-right group, ed.) who attacked police officers and trespassed on the Cenotaph, and it is true for those who raised anti-Semitic slogans and brandished pro-Hamas signs and clothing during today’s protest,” Sunak added.