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Pro-Palestine protesters had been videoed in a stand-off with police over the weekend, as demonstrators climbed over central London monuments and directed their ire in the direction of officers.

This comes regardless of the Prime Minister’s pledge to introduce “a new, robust framework” to deal with the protests which have made some members of the Jewish group really feel that areas of London are a “no-go zone” on Saturdays.

Mr Sunak stated outdoors Number 10 on March 1: “What started as protests on our streets has descended into intimidation, threats and planned acts of violence.

“Jewish kids fearful to put on their faculty uniform lest it reveal their identification, Muslim girls abused on the street for the actions of a terrorist group they don’t have any reference to, now our democracy itself is a goal.”

He went on: “I say this to the police: We will again you whenever you take motion.

“This month the Government will implement a new robust framework with how we deal with this issue to ensure we are dealing with the root cause of this problem and that no extremist groups or organisations are being leant legitimacy by their actions and interactions with central Government.

“You can’t be a part of our civil life in case your agenda is to tear it down.”

Despite the PM’s tough talk, police once again were seen floundering in the face of vitriolic activists, some of whom had made their way onto national monuments.

In one video, viewed nearly 700,000 times on one X account and 250,000 on another, Met Police officers could be seen engaging with demonstrators who rejected, with contempt, their attempts to manage the protests.

One woman could be heard repeatedly screaming at an officer: “Don’t contact her.” Despite the officer appearing not to.

Meanwhile another officer could be seen, in vain, trying to coax down tens of protesters that had made their way on to the base of Nelson’s Column.

One woman, holding a Palestinian flag could be heard shouting at him: “Please shut up, we’re going to come down. Please for the love of God give us area.”

The Metropolitan Police informed Express.co.uk on Saturday that in complete 12 arrests had been made throughout the protests.

One was for the theft of an Israeli flag, one other was for an assault of an emergency employee, and a 3rd was for drunk and disorderly behaviour. The remaining arrests had been for failure to stick to a Section 35 Dispersal Order.