Around one million pro-Palestinian protesters held an extraordinary rally in London on Saturday demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. More than 12,000 people have been killed including more than 5,000 babies by Israeli terrorists since 7 October when Hamas fighters carried out attacks inside Israel killing hundreds of Israeli soldiers.
Both British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his Home Secretary Suella Braverman had made desperate attempts for Saturday’s protest march to be banned as they exerted pressure on London’s Metropolitan Police. Sunak had met Met Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley at 10 Downing Street to pressure him to deny permission to Saturday’s pro-Palestine march. However, Sir Mark Rowley had rejected his advice saying that such a ban would be illegal as there was no intelligence input to suggest that the rally would pose any law and order situation.
Motormouth Braverman had written an extraordinary article in a newspaper where she directly accused the Met Police of playing favourites while allowing pro-Palestinian protesters. “Unfortunately, there is a perception that senior police officers play favourites when it comes to protesters,” Braverman wrote in The Times newspaper.
This has led to politicians both from the opposition Labour party and within the ruling Conservative to demand her sacking. Sunak is under immense pressure to sack Braverman since she has chosen to politicise the police for her political gains. Many believe that Braverman desperately wants Sunak to sack her so that she can seek to become the leader of the Conservative party before next year’s general elections.
Braverman is pandering to the far-right elements in the UK by continuously spewing venom against the migrants, the country’s homeless population and those holding protests for a ceasefire in Gaza. All opinion polls indicate a rout for the Conservative party under Sunak in the next elections. Braverman feels that she may be able to project herself as a viable alternative to Sunak to lead the party in the next elections.