Far-right protesters clash with police near Cenotaph- latest news
Police officers have set up a 'ring of steel' around the Cenotaph.
Fights between ‘football hooligans’ and police have broken out in Whitehall as around 1000 far-right activists have marched on the Cenotaph.
A large crowd of people bearing St George’s flags was seen walking along Embankment and shouting “England till I die”.
A line of police attempted to stop them from reaching Whitehall but the group pushed through, with some shouting “let’s have them” as officers hit out with batons.
The group appears to have reached Whitehall where the Cenotaph is situated.
A few dozen of them climbed the barricades waving St George flags. Many were wearing black balaclavas.
Far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, is seen to be in attendance.
The Met Police have drafted in 1,000 extra officers to form a ‘ring of steel’ around the event.
Over 500,000 people are expected to attend the ‘historic’ march in London this November 11, calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict that erupted last month.
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‘We are convinced it will be the biggest demonstration so far over Palestine,’ one of the group’s organisers told reporters.
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