Protesters waving Israeli flags hold up posters of the missing
Bring back our children kidnapped by Hamas on October 7: Protesters waving Israeli flags hold up posters of the missing in demo outside the Qatari Embassy in London
- Hundreds gathered for peaceful protest as names of kidnapped were read out
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Qatari embassy in London to demand the immediate return of innocent citizens kidnapped by Hamas.
Around 200 people attended the demonstration, holding hands in silence as a recording recited a list of names and ages of those taken hostage by the terror group from Israel on October 7.
One woman could be seen crying as demonstrators wore yellow ribbons and held up Israeli flags.
Posters bearing the names and faces of those kidnapped were displayed on Santander bicycle docks.
A small group of police officers stood outside the embassy for the peaceful protest.
People hold up posters of the missing as they gather outside the Qatari Embassy in London
Posters bearing the names and faces of those kidnapped were displayed on Santander bicycle docks
A small group of police officers stood outside the embassy for the peaceful protest
Qatar has been a key mediator in the efforts to negotiate the hostages’ release.
But it has also come under fire for hosting Hamas’ bureau in Doha.
Aviva Klompas, Associate Vice President of Strategic Israel Engagement at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, tweeted: ‘229 people – one for each hostage – stood shoulder-to-shoulder outside the Qatari embassy in London today and demanded that Qatar act to save the hostages.
‘Qatar has, for years, channelled millions of dollars to Hamas and allowed its leaders to direct operations in Gaza from the comfort of Doha.
Around 200 people attended the demonstration, holding hands in silence. Pictured, a poster showing two of the kidnapped Israeli children, Emma and Yuli Cunio
Posters showing the kidnapped, Israeli Dafna Elyakim and Israeli-Argentinians Yuval and Ronan Engel are seen
‘If Qatar won’t behave responsibly and pressure Hamas to free the hostages, it should be totally isolated – both diplomatically and economically.’
Another person added online: ‘Calling on the embassy of Qatar in London to force the release the hostages taken by the Hamas terrorists.’
The protest comes after 100,000 people marched through London in support of Palestine over the weekend.
The Met Police were accused of allowing Central London to become a ‘no-go zone’ for Jews as shocking videos emerged of extremists chanting ‘slaughter the Jews’ and others shouting ‘Intidada’.
Police made nine arrests in total following the protest, with authorities saying ‘a number’ of these were being treated as linked to hate crimes.
Yesterday’s demonstrations marked the third week in a row that the capital has been consumed by the Middle East protests.
Police are appealing for information to identify her and a second woman, who both led the chant in full view of dozens of onlookers.
One woman could be seen crying as demonstrators wore yellow ribbons and held up Israeli flags. Pictured, a poster showing the kidnapped Israeli Agam Goldstein-Almog
Thousands of civilians, both Palestinians and Israelis, have died since October 7 after Palestinian Hamas terrorists based in the Gaza Strip entered southern Israel in an unprecedented attack triggering a war declared by Israel
In other shocking videos posted online, protesters can be seen bouncing effigies of dead babies up and down on a Palestinian flag while chanting.
Another picture taken from the demonstrations yesterday showed a coffin being drawn along by a bike.
The coffin had a message on it that read: ‘Warsaw Ghetto Genocide – 1943. Gaza Ghetto Genocide 2023.’
In another shocking clip, a collection of young people from the Socialist Workers Party can be seen chanting ‘From London to Gaza. Globalise the intifada.’
In reaction to yesterday’s shocking incidents, a spokesperson for Campaign Against Antisemitism said Londoners should not have to tolerate such extremism every weekend.
Police officers are appealing for anyone who recognises the woman to come forward
Another picture taken from the demonstrations yesterday showed a coffin being drawn along by a bike
More than 100,000 people turned out onto the streets of London on Saturday
British Transport Police officers are surrounded by hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters outside Embankment station
A man was arrested on Whitehall after an officer was ‘struck in the head with an object’ – witnesses claim the weapon was a megaphone
They said: ‘[Yesterday] saw yet another day of mass criminality on London’s streets.
‘Law-abiding Londoners, including London’s Jews, expect our police to enforce Britain’s laws and keep us safe.
‘Instead of imposing strict conditions under section 12 of the Public Order Act, the Met has opted for the most permissive conditions, limiting only the route of the march, yet again allowing central London to be transformed into a no-go zone.
‘Londoners cannot and will not tolerate a situation in which every weekend the streets become an exhibition of such extremism.
‘The Met is creating the conditions in which not only London’s Jews but all Londoners could be placed in serious danger.
‘Extremists rarely limit themselves to extreme language. We need action by the authorities responsible for keeping Britain safe.’
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