PRO Palestinian protests in London Five people have been charged , the Metropolitan Police said. Tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital on Saturday to protest Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, and forces arrested nine people, two on suspicion of attacking police officers and seven on public order offences. Counter-demonstrations.
Two more women have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred following the incident in Trafalgar Square on Sunday morning. The Metropolitan Police was criticized for organizing the march, which saw more than 1,000 officers on duty.
The five defendants are:
- Kadirul Islam, 33, of no fixed address, was charged with a racially motivated offense after allegedly shouting racial abuse.
- Emma Turvey, 51, from Grace, Essex, was charged with trespassing after she allegedly threw a can of beer at protesters in Whitehall.
- Atif Sharif, 41, of Walthamstow, east London, has been charged with causing actual bodily harm after a police officer was attacked and suffered head injuries.
- Laura Davies, 22, from Barnet, north London, has been charged with a racially aggravated offense in relation to an incident near Piccadilly Circus where a poster with allegedly racist and threatening posters.
- A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified because of his age, has been charged with a misdemeanor after allegedly verbally abusing police officers escorting protesters.