Former English Defence League co-leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, along with former GB News presenter Calvin Robinson, were present, responding to Yaxley-Lennon’s call for supporters to gather in the capital.

Far-right demonstrators clashed with police near the Cenotaph war memorial in London before a pro-Palestinian demonstration, anticipated to be one of the largest ever held. A sizable group carrying St George’s flags marched along Embankment, shouting “England ’til I die.” Despite police attempts to prevent them from reaching Whitehall, the group pushed through, resulting in some confrontations and the throwing of bottles by counter-demonstrators, many wearing masks.

This incident occurred just before the Armistice Day two-minute silence at the Cenotaph, where hundreds gathered to commemorate the UK’s war dead. The main pro-Palestinian demonstration, expected to draw over 500,000 people, faced criticism for coinciding with remembrance events.

Former English Defence League founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, had called for his supporters to gather in the capital. Clashes persisted in Chinatown, and a “large group” was detained following trouble at Westminster Tube station, with several arrests, including one for suspicion of possessing a knife.

The Metropolitan Police, posting on social media, stated they would use all available powers to prevent counter-protesters from confronting the main march calling for a ceasefire in Israel’s conflict with Hamas. The pro-Palestinian demonstration’s route stretched from Hyde Park to the US embassy in Vauxhall.

Amidst accusations and calls for her resignation, Home Secretary Suella Braverman expressed her “full backing” for the Metropolitan Police. However, London Mayor Sadiq Khan attributed disorder at the Cenotaph to the far-right, asserting that the home secretary’s words had made the police’s job harder. Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf called for the home secretary’s resignation, claiming her position was untenable.

Over 1,000 police officers from outside forces were drafted in to monitor the protests, with the Met deploying 1,850 officers on Saturday and 1,375 on Sunday. Protests at several London train stations, including Waterloo, Victoria, and Charing Cross, were banned between 10 am and 11 pm on Saturday.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of protesters were heading to central London on the same day to demand a ceasefire in Israel’s conflict with Palestinian militant group Hamas. This march drew criticism from the prime minister and home secretary, as it coincided with Armistice Day.


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