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Met want to find people suspected of offences from pro-Palestine protests and counter protests

The Met wants to identify 11 men suspected of committing offences at the pro-Palestine marches and the violent counter protest held at the weekend.

Officers have released images of the men after analysing CCTV footage, images from evidence gathering teams and photographs shared on social media from the protests at the weekend.

Organisers estimated 800,000 took to the street in support of Palestinians in Gaza. 

On the same day, counter protests in Whitehall, Westminster, involved “significant violence” from the far right groups and scuffles with police, said the Met.

Police have said the pro-Palestine demonstration’s large and tightly-packed crowds make it difficult for them to identify and arrest people immediately.

The offences alleged to have taken place on the Armistice day pro-Palestine protest and another pro-Palestine protest on November 4 and October 14.

Officers are still looking for a man seen at a pro-Palestine protest waving a placard with the words “I fully support Hamas” (Picture: The Met)

The men are suspected of offences including anti-semitic chanting, pro-Hamas chanting, displaying an article in support of Hamas and inciting racial hatred.

The appeal includes further calls to identify a man seen waving a placard with the words “I fully support Hamas” on it during a protest in Bond Street, Westminster, on October 21, as part of an ongoing investigation.

Commander Dominic Murphy, head of the Met’s counter terrorism command, said: “Having pursued various lines of enquiry to try and identify these men, we are now seeking the public’s help. 

“Many of the images we are sharing are very clear so I feel confident that there will be members of the public who recognise the men. 

“I really urge anyone who has information about these men – no matter how small – to call our confidential hotline. 

“And if any of these men recognise themselves, I encourage them to go to a police station, so we can speak with them.” 

A spokesman from the Met said: “Anyone who knows who these people are or has information that could help the investigation is asked to please report it in confidence online at gov.uk/ACT or by calling 0800 789 321.”

Picture: The eleven men police want to identify for suspected offences at pro-Palestine protests and counter protests (Picture: The Met)


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