Three arrested for alleged hate crimes in Waterloo

Three men have been arrested for alleged hate crimes after a “racially aggravated altercation” at London Waterloo station on Saturday.

The British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident took place at around 5.30pm, shortly after a demonstration was dispersed from the station.

A 57-year old from Surbiton, a 61-year-old from West Molesey, and a 33-year-old from Christchurch, are currently in police custody.

The BTP have said the investigation into the incident is “ongoing”.

This comes after a total of 145 people were arrested across the day, including members of far-right groups.

A pro-Palestine protest – which coincided with Armistice Day – started in Hyde Park and ended outside the US embassy in Nine Elms. Organisers have estimated about 800,000 people joined the march in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

Far right counter-protesters also turned up on the day, threatening violence and causing scuffles with police at the Cenotaph.

Pictured top: London Waterloo station (Picture: PA)

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