‘They should fly a deluded flag!’ Fiery debate erupts after Pride flag torn down at pro-Palestine protest

An LGBT+ flag flying at a pro-Palestine protest

An LGBT+ flag flying at a pro-Palestine protest

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Jack Walters

By Jack Walters


Published: 23/10/2023

- 19:39

Around 100,000 people gathered in London on Saturday to voice support for the plight of the Palestinian people

A fiery debate has erupted after a LGBT+ Pride flag was torn down at a pro-Palestine protest weekend over the weekend.

The demonstration, which was held at 12pm on October 21, saw some 100,000 people descend on the capital.


Representatives from the LGBT+ community were among those in attendance.

A video which circulated on social media showing protesters tear down a rainbow flag.

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The footage highlighted lack of unity among the thousands of pro-Palestine protesters in attendance.

The clip from Trafalgar Square, where the “March for Palestine” ended, initially showed the Pride flag being waved.

However, the ensign was soon seen falling to the ground.

A frenzy soon ensued as two men dressed in black with face coverings were seen running away from the monument to commemorate naval war hero Horatio Nelson.

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A skirmish later breaks out between the men and another placard-clutching protester.

The video has attracted the attention of many commentators online.

GB News commentator and comedian Carey Marx said: “There needs to be a delusion flag for some people in the march.

“For people to admit that they are deluded with everything they believe is going on there.”

The Gaza Strip, which has been under Hamas control since 2007, enforces strict Islamic law on LGBT+ residents.

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Amnesty International’s 2020 report revealed: “Section 152 of the Penal Code in Gaza criminalises [male] consensual same-sex sexual activity and makes it punishable by up to 10 years' imprisonment.”

LGBT+ Palestinian men in Gaza face time behind bars if found to have engaged in homosexual acts.

The West Bank enforces slightly more progressive laws.

Same-sex acts were decriminalised in the West Bank in 1951 under the Jordanian Penal Code.

Despite the area no longer being under the jurisdiction of Jordan, the law on homosexuality remains in place.

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