Hundreds arrested, over 80 charged in UK for 'hate crimes and Palestine-linked violence' following pro-Hamas rallies

Over 80 people have been charged in the UK for hate crimes and violence linked to pro-Hamas rallies since the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks on the Jewish state that killed over 1,200 Israelis.

For the past few weekends, thousands of demonstrators and counter-protesters have rallied in London and, according to The Daily Mail, politicians pushed the police to act.

The department has made almost 400 arrests at the rallies since October 7, and 83 have been charged.

Scotland Yard stated that officers are using facial recognition software on CTTV footage and images of protesters from Armistice Day who are believed to have committed hate crimes.

Police are reportedly actively searching for 15 people who participated Saturday in a pro-Hamas convoy of as many as 80 cars and an additional 20 men involved in counter-protests on Armistice Day.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned actions of “Hamas sympathizers” and demanded that “…all criminality must be met with the full and swift force of the law.”

75-year-old John Harvey, who threw red paint at the Israeli embassy on November 11, will be sentenced next month for the crime.

A 37-year-old man was arrested a few days ago on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and showing support for a proscribed organization.

A 21-year-old man was also arrested last week on suspicion of spraying pro-Hamas graffiti on the shutters of a shop, while a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill while shouting antisemitic slurs.

On November 11, 145 arrests were made for offenses ranging from possession of weapons to inciting racial hatred. 

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