At the London demonstration in support of Palestine, a uniformed female officer was filmed shouting “Free Palestine,” accepting a white rose and hugging a protester. The police did not understand this, and an investigation was launched against the employee. The clip has sparked outrage on social media.
Crowds of people marched through London on Saturday to the gates of the Israeli embassy. At the same time, protests took place in other cities across the UK and Ireland in solidarity with the people of Palestine.
The unnamed Police officer raised her fist in the air and joined in with protesters there calling for ‘immediate action’ and an ‘end to occupation’ amid the ongoing conflict with Israel that has led to the deaths of hundreds of people.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “We are aware of a video that has been posted on social media which shows an officer joining in with chanting while on duty at a demonstration.