Police are searching for a slew of ‘activists’ and ‘counter protestors’ after chaos ensued at the pro-Palestine rally in London yesterday.
Among those being hunted is a woman who was filmed yelling ‘death to all jews’, two men pictured wearing Hamas headbands, a group of four who called pro Palestine protestors ‘tourist c***s’ and a woman carrying a Naza swastika sign.
At least 300,000 protesters marched Park Lane near Hyde Park to the US embassy in Vauxhall as part of the demonstration calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Police made 126 arrests at the rally and nine officers were left injured.
Now, the Met Police have launched an appeal, alongside the British Transport Police, to identify multiple demonstrators who exhibited ‘hate crimes’ and abuse.
One shocking video shared to social media shows a woman screaming ‘death to all jews’ as she passes a group of counter protestors at Victoria station in London.
Footage appears to show pro-Palestine supporters engaging with pro-Israel supporters, with the latter asking questions about one of the Hamas hostages.
The pro-Palestine supporters, seemingly aggrieved by the confrontation, shout back: ‘Excuse me? You’ve lost your mind’.
‘How old was Aisha?’, the counter protestors ask back.
It is at this point that a woman wearing a white jacket walks past the arguing groups, violently yelling: ‘Killers! Killers! Death to all the jews’.
Taking to social media this afternoon, the British Transport police issued an appeal to identify the woman. They explained they were searching for her in relation to an ‘anti-Semitic hate crime’.
Police say they are searching for the group over a ‘racially aggravated altercation’.
Video shared to X showed the four men, including one in an Arsenal shirt, walking through the station before shouting vile expletives at protestors in the station.
The Arsenal fan is seemingly the first to hit out, calling the group of individuals ‘terrorist f***ers’.
Another man then steps forward, agreeing: ‘Yeah who are you? You terrorist c***’.
The confrontation appears to escalate as one of the men shouts: ‘Who are you? Who are you f***ing hitting’. He is then held back by another man as he leaps forward.
Pro Palestine supporters then hit back, telling the group of men: ‘You are being disrespectful towards the dead’.
The right-wing mob then declare in response: ‘Who are you? We were born in this country. You f***ing tourist c***s’.
The Met also said it was ‘actively seeking’ two men pictured wearing alleged Hamas-style headbands.
They vowed to take ‘proactive action’ once the two individuals, disguised in their balaclava and scarf-covered faces, were identified.
Also on their agenda is the search for multiple demonstrators who were pictured carrying anti-Semitic placards at yesterday’s pro-Palestinian march.
Among those wanted by police is a woman who was seen carrying a placard depicting Suella Braverman and Mr Sunak as coconuts, which is a racist term used to imply that someone has betrayed their race.
Another demonstrator was pictured carrying a sing that showed the Jewish Star of David wrapped around a Nazi swastika with the slogan: ‘No British politician should be a “friend of Israel”.’
While the search remains for the dozen of listed suspects, police announced today that they were able to arrest one man in his 40s for racially aggravated public order offences.
A video shared to social media shows the man ‘shooing’ a group of Muslim individuals, telling them: ‘Go away, go back home’.
The woman who shared the video, called Lorraine King, wrote: ‘My Muslim friend was accosted by this ‘charming’ man at Charing Cross Station who she said told her ‘to go back home’, before calling her a ‘rat’ and a ‘terrorist’.
‘She’s a vulnerable hijab wearing woman and I’m very upset about this. I can’t believe this is England 2023.’
Another individual on the Met’s list of suspects is a man who was filmed saying: ‘Hitler knew how to deal with these people’.
In an interview with Rebel News, the man violently questions: ‘Why every one hundred years do the Zionists get slaughtered?’
He then answers his own question, by horrifyingly stating: ‘Because Hitler knew!’
The Met said that officers leading a ‘hate crime investigation’ want to identify him.
The police said today that seven men have been charged with a variety of offences following the protests in London on Armistice Day.
It comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the ugly scenes in London yesterday ‘utterly disrespects’ the spirit of remembrance and condemned ‘wholly unacceptable’ actions by both far-right groups and ‘Hamas sympathisers’ on the pro-Palestinian march. He also put pressure on police by saying ‘all criminality must be met with the full and swift force of the law’.
Officers detained and arrested scores of counter-protesters at the rally, which the Met said was attended by 300,000 people. Organisers allege the latest estimate was ‘more than 800,000’.
Huge crowds waved black, red, white and green Palestinian flags and held aloft placards proclaiming ‘Stop Bombing Gaza’, shouting ‘free Palestine’, ‘ceasefire now’ and ‘Israel is a terror state’.
The number of arrests on Saturday topped those from all previous pro-Palestinian marches combined, which have seen people detained for hate crimes and showing support for Hamas, which is proscribed as a terrorist group in the UK.
Police said they were prepared for small breakaway groups and expected pockets of violence, with concern about far-right groups, including football hooligans massing to protect landmark memorials.
A breakaway group of around 150 pro-Palestinian protesters from the march were detained in Grosvenor Place yesterday.
‘The group were firing fireworks and many are wearing face coverings,’ the Met said., adding that officers used their Section 60 and 60AA powers to detain and search those involved.
Earlier in the day, a total of 82 people who police said were part of ‘large group’ of counter-protesters who had ‘tried to reach the main protest march’ were arrested in Tachbrook Street, Pimlico.
Reports suggested that some people were detained and prevented from leaving the nearby White Swan pub with a heavy police presence outside, including officers on horseback.
A further 10 arrests were made throughout the day for offences including possession of offensive weapons, affray and possession of drugs, police said.