Posted on November 7, 2023

Two Women Charged With UK Terrorism Offences After Pro-Palestinian Protest

Reuters, November 3, 2023

Two women have been charged with terrorism offences after allegedly displaying pro-Hamas imagery at a London demonstration, police said on Friday, as they warned about possible radicalisation as a result of the Israel-Gaza conflict.

There have been growing tensions in Britain and elsewhere since a deadly Hamas attack on Israel last month and Israel’s retaliation on Gaza {snip}

The women allegedly wore stickers with images of paragliders at a protest in London Oct. 14. {snip}


Dominic Murphy, head of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, said the public is concerned about “some people using the veil of legitimate protest to carry out criminal or even terrorist activity.”

“There have been an increase in counterterrorism investigations emanating directly from protests,” he told reporters, adding that events overseas “can act as a radicalising factor.”