In the most recent protest near the revered war memorial, Just Stop Oil protestors were seen sleeping on the ground close to the Cenotaph.
This is in line with growing calls for an armistice day ban on pro-Palestine demonstrations.
This morning, some forty participants in the eco-mob were captured on camera close to the Whitehall monument.
The demonstrators were taken to the Cenotaph, according to one officer, “to get them off the road.”
He continued, “It was for their own safety – it’s quite a busy road.”
Yvette Cooper, the Shadow Home Secretary, said on Twitter that it is “totally unacceptable” to target the Cenotaph.
“Total support for the police in taking necessary enforcement action,” she continued.
The most recent prank will likely cause new concerns regarding possible interference with this Saturday, November 11, Armistice Day celebrations in London.
Today, the spokesperson for Rishi Sunak declared that the plans for a large-scale pro-Palestine demonstration were ‘provocative and disrespectful’ and issued a warning that any acts of racial hatred or the destruction of monuments would be considered a ‘affront to the public’.
Pro-Palestine demonstrators had a concourse sit-in last Saturday, forcing a poppies vendor to pack up and leave Edinburgh’s Waverley station after three collectors were encircled by a shouting mob at Charing Cross.
Politicians who said they were targeting the military memorial were accused of spreading “lies” by Just Stop Oil today.
“The slow march was moving down Whitehall when it was stopped by a queue of police near the Cenotaph,” the eco-group said in a statement.
Many of our followers have taken to the ground and are refusing to comply with the police.
The coincidence that this occurred next to the Cenotaph is undeniable.
Today, JSO carried out a prank at the National Gallery where they broke the protective glass of the oil painting of Rokeby Venus, claiming it was an emulation of the Suffragettes of the early 20th century.
Hundreds of boisterous protestors gathered at Edinburgh’s Waverley station last Saturday to participate in a demonstration calling for a ceasefire.
A giant banner that reads “Freedom for Palestine” is held by chanting demonstrators in front of an elderly man with a red beret, as captured on camera.
Staff from the station seem to be speaking to him.Subsequently, the Scottish Poppy Appeal acknowledged that the demonstration had caused its stall to pack up and leave early.
The Scottish Daily Express was informed by sources that Waverley staff members extended support to their volunteer programme.
Veterans minister Johnny Mercer condemned demonstrators on Saturday at Charing Cross in London who were seen around British Legion poppy sellers during another sit-in protest.
On Armistice Day, a sizable pro-Palestine demonstration is scheduled for central London, sparking calls for its prohibition due to worries that it may interfere with remembrance activities.
An ‘affront to the public’ would include any desecration of monuments or instances of racial hatred, according to the spokesperson for Rishi Sunak, who described the event as ‘provocative and disrespectful’ today.
Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho warned today that “the culture of this country” will not tolerate protestors interfering with Remembrance Day ceremonies.
If there is a chance of significant disruption, Chief of the Met, Sir Mark Rowley, may write to Home Secretary Suella Braverman to request permission to forbid the Armistice Day demonstration.
The force stated last night that they are “keeping the possible use of this legislation under constant review,” although they haven’t committed to doing so yet.
Oliver Dowden, the deputy prime minister, expressed “serious concerns” regarding this Saturday’s pro-Palestine march.
Because of “hateful conduct” at past marches in the capital, he said he was concerned that this weekend’s scheduled rallies might turn violent.
The 38-year-old Sergeant Jay Baldwin, who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan, is one of the people urging the cancellation of the protest.
“What is happening in the Middle East is terrible,” he said to The Sun.
However, next weekend is not the time for political demonstrations; rather, it is a time to honour those who have lost their lives protecting our freedom and way of life.
Wayne Ingram, a 54-year-old former staff sergeant, expressed his dissatisfaction at the protests’ continuation.
Participants ought to have some consideration for our veterans.
Pro-Palestine demonstrators commandeered the concourse at Charing Cross station in downtown London on Saturday, forcing police to close the station.
Three dejected-looking poppies vendors were pictured in a picture, having been encircled by protesters setting up the sit-in.
Veteran’s minister Johnny Mercer wrote, “If anyone knows these poppy sellers please DM me,” after seeing the picture and offering to help.
Tomorrow, I’ll try to rattle a tin with them.
“London is a large city; there are plenty of places to protest – the right for which Servicemen and Women are proud to serve – without seeming to try and intimidate regular citizens trying to gather some cash for Poppy Day, a non-political symbol,” the speaker continued.
Masked activists fired pyrotechnics towards four injured officers in the vicinity of Trafalgar Square.
Protesters on the Tube, meanwhile, could be heard yelling, “smash the Zionist settler state.”
A total of 29 persons were taken into custody on charges of attacking a police officer and inciting racial hatred.
The Met announced last night that six persons were facing charges related to public order offences.
Furthermore, Scotland Yard reported that police had’received intelligence that a booklet claiming to advocate Hamas was on sale’ at the demonstration.
Pro-Palestine demonstrators were seen giggling to themselves and harassing families as they left McDonald’s in other parts of London.
Among those leaving the restaurant under police surveillance was a small toddler holding a small bright red and yellow McDonald’s box.
Since Israeli franchises have been providing reduced meals to Israel Defence Forces personnel, the fast food company has been the target of several pro-Gazan protest acts, including the release of mice in restaurants.
According to Newsweek, other McDonald’s restaurants throughout the Middle East, such as those in Oman and Pakistan, have disassociated themselves from the Israeli franchise’s activities.
The parent company of McDonald’s has denounced the ‘erroneous reports and misinformation’ surrounding the dispute.
According to the report, a guy was detained yesterday in Parliament Square after it was claimed that he had made anti-Semitic remarks.
“There is hateful conduct in those marches,” stated Mr. Dowden.
The cries of phrases like “jihad” that you have heard are offensive to all of British culture, not just the Jewish community.
And I believe that everyone should be speaking out against that kind of behaviour, and those participating in the marches should consider whether or not they are endorsing it.
According to John Healey, a spokesman for Labour’s defence policy, the rally ought to proceed provided that the demonstrators behaved politely.
“Freedom of expression and protest are essential in democracies like ours, but we also need to respect the Remembrance service, all cenotaphs and memorials, and the two minutes of silence on Saturday—not just the Remembrance parade on Sunday,” he continued.
In addition to promising to keep the route clear of Whitehall and the Cenotaph, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and other organisers of the Armistice Day march, scheduled for November 11, have agreed to meet with police officials again today to continue their conversation.
Additionally, it is anticipated that the march will begin around 12:45 p.m., about two hours after the two-minute silence held in remembrance of the soldiers lost in the First World War and other conflicts.
However, there are worries that certain groups may break away from the main throng and engage in combat with right-wing counter-protesters who intend to encircle the Cenotaph.
The King and other members of the Royal Family will lead the country in a national service of remembering at the Cenotaph on November 12, remembering Sunday.
Thousands of officers would be deployed, according to the Met, which insisted that anyone looking to cause trouble would fail.
“As in recent weeks, we have been speaking with the organisers of the pro-Palestine march,” a spokeswoman stated.
We’ll keep in contact with them.We recognise Armistice Day’s national significance.
We’ll be deploying thousands of officers in a massive security operation, and we’ll be using every tool at our disposal—including force and coercion—to make sure that anyone trying to undermine it is defeated.
The gathering on Saturday has been referred to by Mrs. Braverman as a “hate march.”
‘It is utterly wrong to desecrate Armistice Day with a hate march through London,’ Mrs. Braverman wrote in response to a tweet from the Prime Minister in which Rishi Sunak called the plans ‘provocative and insulting’.
Mr. Dowden expressed his continual surprise that anti-Semitism did not seem to be met with the same disgust as most types of racism.
“I am a little disappointed that we haven’t seen, across civic society, the same kind of moral clarity showing Jewish lives matter,” he continued, pointing to the moral outrage and clarity that followed George Floyd’s murder in the United States and the Black Lives Matter movement.
After more than 30,000 protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, some of whom waved anti-Semitic posters and chanted anti-Israel songs, demonstrators have threatened to take over more rail stations in the nation’s capital this weekend.
A few yelled the catchphrase “from the river to the sea,” while another carried a banner bearing the words “If I don’t steal it, somebody else will—an Israeli proverb.”
Additionally, a woman was observed waving a sign that showed the Star of David being tossed into a trash can.