Posted on October 17, 2023

Man Charged Over Racist Comments at Pro-Palestine Rally

James W. Kelly, BBC, October 15, 2023

A man accused of making racist comments at a pro-Palestine march in London has been charged, the Met Police has said.

The 67-year-old was charged with intentionally causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress after being arrested on Saturday.


The Met said on X, formerly Twitter: “The man was arrested after shouting racial abuse at those gathered in Whitehall and making similar racist comments to an officer who spoke with him.

“The man was in possession of a UK flag.

“This was in no way the reason for his arrest and forms no part of the charges against him.”

The force did not offer further information about what the alleged comments were.