The Met Police has condemned “extreme violence from right-wing protesters” who it says set out to confront Saturday’s pro-Palestinian march. Nine officers were injured and 126 people arrested – the “vast majority” of whom were counter-protesters. Police added while the march itself did not see such physical violence, serious offences relating to antisemitic hate crimes were being investigated. The PM said those involved in crimes must face the full force of the law. Rishi Sunak said: “I condemn the violent, wholly unacceptable scenes we have seen today from the EDL (English Defence League) and associated groups and Hamas sympathisers attending the National March for Palestine. “The despicable actions of a minority of people undermine those who have chosen to express their views peacefully.” He added that “EDL thugs attacking police and trespassing on the Cenotaph” war memorial had disrespected the honour of the UK’s armed forces. The pro-Palestinian demonstration – which coincided with Armistice Day – saw some 300,000 people march through central London calling for a Gaza ceasefire. It was the biggest UK rally since the war between Israel and Hamas began on 7 October.

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