Thousands march for Palestine in London as police arrest 82 counter protesters – latest

Police faced 'unacceptable violence' from counter-protesters at the Cenotaph.

Thousands march for Palestine in London as police arrest 82 counter protesters – latest
Marchers for Palestine in London holding up signs for Suella Braverman to be sacked.
Thousands have gathered to march in London (Picture: Gergana Krasteva)

Hundreds of thousands of people are in attendance at a ‘historic’ march in London today on Armistice Day, calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict that erupted last month.

The march- the route of which goes from Hyde Park to the US embassy in Vauxhall – has so far been peaceful.

However, around 1000 far-right hooligans marched on the Cenotaph ahead of a two-minute silence for Armistice Day, and have been engaged in violent confrontations with the police throughout the day.

Police have arrested 82 counter protesters so far. A further 10people were also arrested for breaching the peace.

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised the ‘global movement’ of people from all walks of life in attendance at the Palestine march today.

RMT boss Mick Lynch called for an ‘immediate ceasefire’ during a speech to protesters in Vauxhall.

Meanwhile hundreds of demonstrators have staged a sit-in protest at Kings Cross Station.

The Met Police drafted in 1,000 extra officers to form a ‘ring of steel’ around the event.