Seven charged after far-right police clashes and pro-Palestinian protest – latest

King Charles earlier led the Remembrance Sunday service.

Seven charged after far-right police clashes and pro-Palestinian protest  – latest
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tim Rooke/Shutterstock (14202777m) King Charles III lays his Remembrance wreath National Service of Remembrance, London, UK - 12 Nov 2023
King Charles III lays his Remembrance wreath (Picture: Tim Rooke/Shutterstock)

Seven people have been charged after police clashed with far-right people counter-protesting a wide-scale pro-Palestinian march in London yesterday.

A different tone was struck today – one of sorrow and pride – as King Charles joined other members of the Royal Family for the Remembrance Sunday service.

In one of the largest protests in Britain in recent years, around 300,000 people flowed through London yesterday carrying banners reading ‘cease-fire now’.

Moments after a two-minute silence was held for Armistice Day near the Cenotaph, counter-protesters swept the cordoned-off war memorial.

The Metropolitan Police arrested 145 people and seven have been charged for offences including criminal damage, resisting arrest and weapon possession.

In Gaza, power outages and fuel shortages continue to wreak havoc in the territory’s health system as the future of two major hospitals remains uncertain.

Israeli forces have continued to move deeper into Gaza City, encircling and striking areas around hospitals that the military claims are hubs of Hamas activity.