London: Police make arrests as pro-Palestinian supporters stage events across Britain

London: Police make arrests as pro-Palestinian supporters stage events across Britain

Dec 3, 2023 - 02:30
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London: Police make arrests as pro-Palestinian supporters stage events across Britain

The police in London stated that they arrested two individuals on Saturday during pro-Palestinian events, part of a “day of action” organised by campaigners around Britain.

In Brixton, South London, a man was taken into custody on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offense for displaying a placard, according to the Metropolitan Police, reported The Associated Press.

Officers who made the arrest were then surrounded by other protesters and initially blocked from driving away, police said. A teenage boy was arrested for damaging a police vehicle.

In contrast to demonstrations on previous weekends since the Israel-Hamas war began, with marches by tens of thousands of protesters in central London, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign called for a “day of action” with events held across the UK.

Events included ceasefire rallies and vigils in places such as London, Hull in the north of England, Coventry in the center and the Welsh capital of Cardiff.

With inputs from AP

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