Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, November 4, 2023
Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators across major European cities protested the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, with at least 29 people being arrested in London, England.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in cities across Europe rallied together and called for a cease fire, chanting, “Stop the massacre in Gaza” and “Cease fire now.”
At least 29 demonstrators in London, England were arrested on Saturday afternoon, London’s Metropolitan Police said.
“Today, a total of 29 arrests have been made for offenses including inciting racial hatred and racially aggravated public order,” Metropolitan Police said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
In Berlin, around 1,000 police officers were deployed to ensure order after previous pro-Palestinian protests turned violent.
Berlin police previously banned any kind of public or written statements that are antisemitic, anti-Israeli or glorify violence or terror.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin previously banned pro-Palestinian gatherings due to concerns about public disorder.
However, Paris’ police chief authorized the march from République to Nation, two large plazas in eastern Paris, but stipulated that any behavior deemed antisemitic or sympathetic to terrorism would not be tolerated.