Armistice Day is observed in Britain on November 11 to commemorate the martyrs of all wars, including the First and Second World Wars.
On the other hand, since the start of Israeli attacks and killings and atrocities in Palestine, several like-minded organizations, including the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, have been holding protests and rallies on behalf of the Palestinians in different cities of Britain, including London, every Saturday.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Home Minister Soella Braverman wanted to ban gatherings and marches in favor of Palestine by using the police in London on Armistice Day on November 11. But the police of Britain took a position in favor of the professional moral independence of the police, not in this idea of the top level of the government.
Sir Mark Rowley as Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police said, the police want to work independently with respect to the law and reality, not under any pressure.In a statement, he acknowledged the pressure to stop Saturday’s march, the current security information we have, there is no serious public disorder or potential risk from this movement. So no matter how much pressure there is, we are not going to take a decision to ban this movement.
Today, Saturday (November 11), many trains and tubes in London are closed. Still, organizers say hundreds of thousands of people will gather in London today for the biggest demonstration against Israeli aggression. Meanwhile, a large number of police have been deployed. The leaders of the Muslim community have repeatedly requested everyone to keep today’s assembly and rally peaceful and to be vigilant to avoid any kind of disorderly situation.
Meanwhile, until this report was written at 10:30 a.m. London time on Saturday, protesters have started gathering in central London.
At noon, protesters will gather in Hyde Park, about a mile from the Cenotaph war memorial in Whitehall, and march towards the US Embassy in Vauxhall. The protest is scheduled to end at 4 pm.