‘Frightening’: Nigel Farage blasts ‘support for barbarous actions’ as pro-Palestinians march in London

‘Frightening’: Nigel Farage blasts ‘support for barbarous actions’ as pro-Palestinians march in London

Protesters descend on the Israeli embassy in London

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 09/10/2023

- 22:07

A Palestinian flag was seen draped on top of a lamp post

Nigel Farage has hit out at a show of “support for barbarous actions in Israel” via medium of protest on the streets of London.

Brandishing placards and flags, hundreds descended on the embassy in Kensington on Monday night.

A Palestinian flag was seen draped on top of a lamp post opposite the building as demonstrators held “free Palestine” banners.

It comes as the death toll in Israel continues to rise after a terror attack from Hamas.

“Support for the barbarous actions in Israel on the streets of London tonight.”

Despite the actions of hundreds of protesters, the UK will “continue to support Israel”, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly announced.

Tel Aviv announced a “complete siege” on the Gaza Strip following Hamas’ attack.

Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting chaired by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to discuss the situation in Israel, Cleverly said Hamas fighters were “shielding themselves among the Palestinian people”.

Israel PM says 'we are at war' after major attack from HamasReuters

At least 700 people have reportedly been killed in Israel and more than 400 are dead in Gaza, more than two days after Hamas launched its unprecedented attack.

Amid protests in London, parts of the Israeli embassy have been boarded up.

Crowds could be heard chanting “Israel is a terrorist state”, and “free Palestine”.

A Met Police tweet said on the embassy protest: “We are aware of instances of suspected criminal damage in Kensington High Street. Offices are on scene, intervening and gathering evidence.

“We are actively seeking to locate and arrest those suspected of being involved in any criminal activity.

“We are engaging with protesters in Kensington High Street. We encourage those taking part to do so safely and responsibly.

“Do not put yourself or others at risk of injury by climbing street furniture or buildings. Officers will take action if any criminal activity occurs.”

Palestine Solidarity Campaign, one of the groups behind the demonstration, said in a statement: “The offensive launched from Gaza can only be understood in the context of Israel’s ongoing, decades long, military occupation and colonisation of Palestinian land and imposition of a system of oppression that meets the legal definition of apartheid.

“This is the context in which we need to understand the cycle of violence. If violence is to end, both that of the oppressor and the oppressed, then we must all take action to end the root cause – Israeli apartheid and oppression of Palestinians.”

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