Huge crowds expected for London pro-Palestinian rally, police gear for trouble
Written by News Desk on November 11, 2023
Hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to join a pro-Palestinian march in London on Saturday, a rally Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has criticised as disrespectful amid concerns it could spark violence on the day of remembrance for war veterans.
The “National March for Palestine” is the fourth to be staged in the British capital since the October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel, but ministers have said it should to be cancelled as it coincides with Armistice Day, which marks the end of World War One, and commemorations for those killed in military action.
Police have said they will have almost 2,000 officers on duty, vowing to crack down on any disorder caused either by those involved in the march or a counter-protest by opposing right-wing groups and veterans.