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UK police issue warning to Israel-Hamas protesters

Another round of protests related to the Israel-Hamas conflict took to the streets on Saturday, with the Metropolitan Police in London handing out leaflets advising protesters against using racist language or engaging in inflammatory acts, news agency PTI reported. Issuing, due to which he can be taken into custody. In relation to the Hizb ut-Tahrir group’s scheduled stationary demonstration at the Egyptian Embassy in London, police issued a special warning regarding “jihad” chants heard during the organization’s previous protest on 21 October.

“There has been a lot of debate around the use of the word jihad… It is a word that obviously causes upset and concern, but it is always relevant. If we feel people are chanting it to incite violence, terrorism or anti-Semitism – we will take decisive and prompt action,” PTI quoted the Met Police statement in its report.

Organizers expect 100,000 protesters to turn out in London on Saturday, with more than 50,000 protesters expected to march against anti-Semitism on Sunday. The Met Police said more than 1,500 officers, including 500 from outside London, would be on duty this weekend, adding that there would be a “robust response” to any unlawful acts.

“Conflicts continue in the Middle East and here in London we are still seeing the cumulative impact of ongoing protests, rising tensions and rising hate crime,” said Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan, who heads the Met’s policing operations this weekend. Will lead.

“That fear and anxiety is especially felt by our Jewish and Muslim communities. “We know much more about the cumulative impact of these protests than we did seven weeks ago and that is reflected in our approach,” he said.

He said the public will receive notification throughout the weekend online and in pamphlet form, which police will distribute to protesters along the march route.

“As you would expect, this shows that anyone who is racist or incites hatred against any group should expect to be arrested. As should anyone supporting Hamas or any other banned organization. We will not tolerate anyone who celebrates or promotes acts of terrorism – such as the killing or kidnapping of innocent people – or who spreads hate speech,” Adelekan said.

The police department said it was “working positively” with organizers, including the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), and that they would have more managers who would explicitly agree in their messages with police on how to behave to supporters. Needed

“The Met supports the right of people to make their voices heard through protest, provided it is done legally. However, the law also protects people from racist and religious abuse and prohibits the promotion of terrorism. While the majority of protesters have complied with these rules, a minority have crossed the line,” Adelekan said.

The Met Police told protesters that if they see activity that crosses the line of crime, they should dispute it or immediately report it to one of the attending police so they can “take quick action.”

As per the weekend police preparations, trained spotters will be deployed at key locations during the march to check illegal activities like hate banners and costumes and identify guilty persons. They will use technology to detect and track criminals within large groups of individuals, as well as deploy intervention teams when suspects need to be removed.

The use of retrospective facial recognition would allow officers to compare an image captured on CCTV or other film with a larger database of detainees’ photographs. It can be used as part of a criminal investigation to expedite the identification and removal of suspects after an incident or incident.

As with previous protests, the march will have precise scheduling and border constraints, and police officers on duty will be at “our disposal” to guarantee dispersal at the end of the march to avoid isolated groups causing major disruptions. Will use all legal powers”. Terror, and intimidation.

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