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Robert Jenrick has referred to as for an finish to “two-tier policing” after a protester carrying a placard branding Hamas terrorists was arrested.

The former Immigration Minister slammed the “shameful” incident and accused Scotland Yard of “prioritising community relations”.

Niyak Ghorbani, 37, an Iranian counter-protester was on the centre of a brawl amid predominantly peaceable pro-Palestine protest in London on Saturday.

Scotland Yard has insisted he was not arrested for carrying an indication saying “Hamas is terrorist”. But Met chiefs confronted contemporary accusations of double requirements as different protesters celebrated Houthi terror assaults within the Red Sea.

Mr Jenrick stated: “This shameful incident is the logical endpoint of consistently prioritising ‘community relations’ over even-handedly enforcing the law: the mob is emboldened and free-speech is threatened. It’s a chilling inversion of what law-enforcement is about. Two-tier policing must end.”

Shocking footage confirmed one of many arresting officers ripping the signal out of the Iranian man’s palms and screwing it up.

Mr Ghorbani informed The Mail on Sunday: “I think the police are totally wrong. It is a total double standard. It is one rule for the Palestinian protesters and another for me. It is hypocrisy.”

During the marches on Saturday, a person with a megaphone shouted “Yemen, Yemen, do us proud” whereas a crowd chanted in response, “Turn another ship around.”

Scotland Yard confirmed the person was de-arrested after a evaluate.

The UK authorities states that Hamas is a terrorist organisation.

An announcement, shared on Sunday on Twitter, learn: “A video has been posted [on Twitter] alleging officers arrested a man for having an anti-Hamas placard.

“This is not accurate. He was arrested after an altercation was ongoing and officers intervened to prevent a breach of the peace. He was arrested for assault.

“Officers then fully reviewed the footage of the incident and he was later dearrested.

“The arrest was not made in relation to the placard.”

Ministers and officers are engaged on a brand new definition of extremism, with teams captured by the time period set to be successfully blacklisted by the Government and public our bodies, and minimize off from public funding and engagement.

Communities Secretary Michael Gove is predicted to set out the brand new definition within the coming week within the wake of the most recent pro-Palestinian march, which noticed tens of 1000’s of individuals protest in London concerning the struggling in Gaza.

Mr Gove warned a few of the “good-hearted” individuals who have taken half within the sequence of protests because the Israel-Hamas warfare started may have inadvertently given credence to occasions organised or attended by extremists.

Mr Gove informed the Sunday Telegraph the brand new definition of extremist teams would assist protesters determine whether or not to attend pro-Palestinian occasions.

“If we’re clear about the nature of extremist organisations, then I think that means that some of the people – and there are good-hearted people who go on these marches, I don’t agree with them, but they’re moved by suffering and they want peace – but it may help some of them to question who are organising some of these events. I won’t go into details now, but we will later,” he stated.

“Some of the events that have been organised have been organised by extremist organisations.

“That does not imply that individuals who have gone on them are extremist, fairly the other. But it means which you can start to query: do you actually need to be lending credence to this organisation? If you do, honest sufficient. But now there is no such thing as a excuse for ignorance.”

Focusing on the chant of “from the river to the ocean” – a reference to a Palestinian state stretching from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean – Mr Gove said “a few of what’s stated on these marches springs from an extremist ideology”.

“‘From the river to the ocean’ just isn’t a name for peace … once you’re saying ‘from the river to the ocean’, you are explicitly saying: ‘I need to see the tip of Israel as a Jewish state, the Jewish homeland erased’.

“Now, be clear about that and be clear about what that means.

“Be clear about the truth that a key Islamist demand is the erasure of what they see because the ‘Zionist entity’ or the ‘crusader Zionist state’.

“And, therefore, let’s be clear that there is a difference between a cry for peace and the legitimisation of an extremist position which intimidates and leads to hate.”

The Government’s new definition will substitute one within the current Prevent counter-radicalisation programme, giving “more specificity”, and can allow the Government and different public our bodies to ban funding and engagement with Islamist and far-right teams.