Moment crowds chant ‘we will honour all our martyrs’ at pro-Palestine rally outside King’s College London
- Crowds are gathered outside the well-known university to demand a ceasefire
Crowds of Palestinian supporters have been chanting ‘we will honour all our martyrs’ at a rally outside King’s College London.
Footage shows a call and response, with attendees adding ‘all our children, sons and daughters’ to the chant.
Masses of people can be seen gathered outside the well-known university to demand a ceasefire now and to ‘free Gaza’.
It comes ahead of a controversial pro-Gaza march on Remembrance Day, which has divided opinion.
Rishi Sunak is facing calls to sack Suella Braverman today after No10 dramatically confirmed it did not sign off a bombshell article accusing police of ‘playing favourites’ by allowing a pro-Gaza march on Armistice Day.
Crowds of Palestinian supporters at a rally outside King’s College London
Masses of people can be seen gathered outside the well-known university to demand a ceasefire now and to ‘free Gaza’
Palestinian supporters chanted ‘we will honour all our martyrs, all our children, sons and daughters’
Demonstrators gathered outside the famous London University today
Downing Street has launched a probe after the Home Secretary suggested Scotland Yard commissioner Mark Rowley would be tougher if the protests were in a different cause.
In a piece for the The Times, she also risked enraging the DUP by comparing the situation to protestant marches in Northern Ireland, saying the Gaza ceasefire demo included ‘Islamists’ who were ‘asserting primacy’ and could be linked to terrorism.
Downing Street initially refused to say whether the intervention had been signed off by Rishi Sunak.
But the PM’s official spokesman confirmed at lunchtime that the article was not approved – as the ministerial code requires – with an investigation ongoing into claims that the most controversial parts were not shown to No10 in advance.
Although the spokesman said Mr Sunak retained ‘confidence’ in the Home Secretary, the developments leave Ms Braverman’s position hanging by a thread.
Yesterday Mr Sunak took a more measured tone insisting that he would hold Sir Mark ‘accountable’ if the protest cannot be controlled at the weekend. The Yard has said the plans do not meet the legal threshold for a ban.
A Tory MP with close connections to Northern Ireland told MailOnline that Ms Braverman was displaying ‘complete ignorance’ and should be sacked. ‘It will be a test of how tough Rishi is. If he doesn’t then he will be showing that he is in the hands of others,’ the ex-minister said.
A plume of smoke rises over Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip during an Israeli strike on November 9
This picture taken on November 9 from a position along the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, shows smoke billowing from Gaza
Sir Keir Starmer has said his rejection of calls for a ceasefire in the Middle East still stands (pictured is smoke rising from the Gaza strip)
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Sir Keir Starmer has said his rejection of calls for a ceasefire in the Middle East still stands after a Labour frontbencher resigned in protest at the leader’s position on the conflict.
The Labour leader admitted his party was divided on the crisis in Gaza but said there was unity in ‘condemning the terrorist attack by Hamas’ and ‘being clear about Israel’s right to self-defence’.
Sir Keir has been grappling to maintain discipline in his top team over the conflict, with least 16 frontbenchers indicating support for a ceasefire.
Asked whether the split posed a ‘huge challenge’ to his authority during a visit to Wolverhampton, he told broadcasters: ‘Across the Labour Party, we are united in condemning the terrorist attack by Hamas, in being clear about Israel’s right to self-defence.’
‘There is a division on whether we should call for a humanitarian pause, which is my position as I’ve set out very, very clearly, and some who think we should have a ceasefire, which again I’ve rejected very clearly,’ Sir Keir said.
‘But this is not a usual political divide because what people are yearning for is a reduction of the terrible events that we’re seeing, the innocent deaths we’re seeing in Gaza, and that’s why a humanitarian pause is so important.’
MailOnline has contacted King’s College London for comment on the rally.
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