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Five People Charged After Pro-Palestinian Protests In London

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Five people have been charged, the Metropolitan Police said, following pro-Palestinian protests in London.

The force arrested a total of nine people – two on suspicion of assaulting police officers and seven for alleged public order offences – as tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital on Saturday to stand against Israel’s bombing of Gaza, along with counter-demonstrations.

Two other women were held on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on Sunday morning following an incident in Trafalgar Square.

The Met have faced criticism of their policing of the march, where more than 1,000 police officers were on duty.

The five people charged are:

• Kadirul Islam, 33, of no fixed address, has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after allegedly shouting racist abuse.

• Emma Turvey, 51, from Grays, Essex has been charged with a public order offence after a can of beer was allegedly thrown at a protestor in Whitehall.

• Atif Sharif, 41, of Walthamstow, east London, has been charged with causing actual bodily harm after an officer was allegedly assaulted and suffered a head injury.

• Laura Davis, 22, of Barnet, north London, has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence relating to an incident near Piccadilly Circus where an allegedly racist and threatening placard was displayed.

• A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified because of his age, has been charged with a public order offence after verbal abuse was allegedly directed at officers escorting protesters.