Dismayed British Legion poppy sellers surrounded by Gaza protesters

Nov 05, 2023 View Original Article
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50% : The clashes erupted late on Saturday following nationwide protests on a 'day of action' in which activists in 40 locations across the UK called for a ceasefire.
50% : The Metropolitan Police shared an image of officers on the steps of Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery after announcing that a dispersal order was in effectThe dispersal order covers large parts of the London borough of WestminsterA line of police officers scatter pro-Palestine protesters on Whitehall on Saturday night after the Met enacted a dispersal orderA man is restrained by police officers wearing riot helmets on Whitehall, just south of Trafalgar Square, on SaturdayA woman wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh scarf reacts as police move in to disperse protestersPolice clash with protesters in London on Saturday during pro-Palestinian protests on the latest 'day of action'Police have arrested a man who was holding a sign that allegedly carried a threat to blow up the House of LordsA woman yells at a group of men holding an Israel flag on Glasgow's Jamaica Street on SaturdayPolice restrain a woman on Piccadilly Circus during protests in central London on SaturdayPro-Palestinian protesters gathered at Charing Cross Station on Saturday - they later dispersed after the British Transport Police intervenedRoyal British Legion fundraisers sit at their table selling poppies and other charitable goods surrounded by pro-Palestine protesters at Charing CrossActivists climbed the fountains in Trafalgar Square to wave flags and shout slogans in support of the Palestinian peopleOrthodox Jewish men, believed to be aligned with the Neturei Karta fringe movement, turned out at the pro-Palestine event in Trafalgar Square on SaturdayProtesters bore effigies of dead babies and children at the Trafalgar Square rally - in reference to the 3,000-plus children said to have died in retaliatory strikes carried out by IsraelProtesters lay out framed photographs of children said to have been killed in Israel's campaign of air strikes and shelling in GazaProtesters had earlier lit flares and waved flags as they called for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, which has killed some 1,400 Israelis and over 9,000 Palestinians since October 7.Tensions had flared between protesters and police throughout the day as protests also took place outside the BBC, while sit-in protests took place in Oxford Circus and at Charing Cross railway stations before being dispersed.
48% : Security was tight around the Cenotaph on London's Whitehall on Saturday - amid fears that it could be vandalised during further pro-Palestine action on Armistice Day next weekProtests also took place elsewhere in London - outside the BBC at the top of Regent Street as well as at Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus, where sit-ins were stagedA pro-Palestine rally took place in Newcastle on Saturday afternoon, attended by hundreds of peopleHundreds of people also turned out for action in Manchester, which saw activists descend on the city's Piccadilly railway stationIn Belfast, protesters left teddy bears outside the US Consulate.
46% : We abhor violence of any kind and firmly stand against hate speech, and we will always proudly open our doors to everyone.'Police chiefs have slammed the 'disappointing' behavior in some quarters as protests took place across the country in the latest consecutive weekend of action following the start of Israel's counter attack against Hamas following the October 7 attacks.
45% : The Metropolitan Police says it has arrested 29 people in connection with crimes ranging from terrorism offences to breaching a dispersal order that was enacted by the force after fireworks were hurled at officers, injuring four.Dismayed British Royal Legion poppy sellers could only look on after pro-Palestine protesters engaged in a sit-in protest at Charing Cross stationImages of the charitable trio surrounded by protesters prompted veterans minister Johnny Mercer to offer to 'rattle a tin with them' on SundayA youngster clutches a small box from his McDonald's meal as his family steer him through a crowd of pro-Palestinian activists shouting 'shame on you'Protesters could be seen smirking to themselves as they hounded families leaving the fast food restaurantPolice arrested 29 people on Saturday in connection with various alleged offences linked to the pro-Palestine protestsPolice arrest a man who allegedly carried a sign that bore a threat to blow up the House of Lords on SaturdayPolice scuffle with pro-Palestinian protesters near Piccadilly Circus on Saturday during the latest 'day of action' since Hamas' terror attack in Israel on October 7At Charing Cross station, dismayed looking poppy sellers could only look on as pro-Palestine activists staged a sit-in on Saturday afternoon.
45% : Fireworks have been hurled at the police as they stood on the steps of Trafalgar Square while monitoring pro-Palestine protestsA police officer holds a sheet of paper that appears to carry a threat to blow up the House of LordsA protester in Trafalgar Square held up a sign depicting a bulldozer ploughing through a chain-link fence, reminiscent of a photograph taken on October 7 when Hamas invaded IsraelPolice in Glasgow had to separate pro-Palestine activists from a group who held up an Israeli flag in solidarity with the countryProtests in Manchester during the pro-Palestine 'day of action' saw activists occupy Manchester Piccadilly train stationA woman walks through Newcastle city centre in a sheet covered in red paint during a protest on SaturdayIt came after protesters waved a banner depicting a bulldozer breaking down an Israeli border fence, a protester waved a sign of an Israel flag being put into a bin, and a man was arrested with a sign bearing a threat to 'blow up' the House of Lords.
32% : Pro-Palestinian activists' latest 'Day of Action' ended in ugly scenes as protesters surrounded British Legion poppy sellers at a train station and chanted 'shame on you' at a young child leaving a McDonald's - while fireworks were launched at police.

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