Patrick Christys surrounded by pro-Palestine mob ‘wanting to suppress the free press’

Patrick Christys surrounded by pro-Palestine mob ‘wanting to suppress the free press’

Patrick Christys discusses being surrounded by a pro-Palestine mob

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 16/11/2023

- 20:39

A crowd of people holding Palestine flags and placards demanding a ceasefire

Patrick Christys has spoken out on being surrounded by pro-Palestine protesters as he reported from Bethnal Green, London.

A crowd of people holding Palestine flags and placards demanding a ceasefire could be heard repeatedly shouting “shame on you” as the GB News host attempted to ask questions of protesters.


Many locals had surrounded the Labour constituency office of MP Rushanara Ali after she abstained from last night’s Israel-Hamas ceasefire vote.

Christys arrived on the scene as he sought to scrutinise the group’s actions.

Patrick Christys being surrounded

Patrick Christys was surrounded by pro-Palestine demonstrators

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He was met with an angry response, with many approaching him to shout “shame on you”.

The GB News host spoke out on the matter to Richard Tice, claiming the group were attempting to “suppress” free speech.

“There were people with megaphones chanting at me, completely wanting to suppress the free press”, he said.

“One person said they condemn Hamas, the rest refused to answer the question or talk to me.

“I was completely mobbed by these people. I went there today because earlier in the day, children were singing ‘From the River to the Sea’.

“I was putting it to them that do they think it’s right that children are being indoctrinated by these marches?”

Patrick Christys

Patrick Christys has spoken out on his experience

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Richard Tice waded in by saying it is “absolutely disgusting” to involve children in the demonstrations.

He added they are being used as “pawns” as controversy rages on about the marches.

A total of 56 Labour MPs voted for a ceasefire in Gaza in a blow for Sir Keir Starmer as he continues to contend with a rebellion.

The streets of Bethnal Green were engulfed with protesters making their feelings clear to local MP with chants of “what do we want - ceasefire, when do we want it - now”.

Starmer has called for party unity in the wake of fresh infighting over their stance on the Middle Eastern conflict.

The Labour leader continues to defend Israel’s “right to defend itself” despite mutiny in the party ranks and a swathe of resignations from frontbenchers.

MPs voted 239 to 125, majority 168, to reject the SNP’s King’s Speech amendment calling for “all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire” in Gaza.

56 Labour MPs, 39 SNP MPs and 15 Liberal Democrats backed the amendment, along with independent MPs Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and Andy McDonald.

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