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A professional-Israel demonstrator mocked the Metropolitan Police at this time throughout a protest in London.

The protester might be seen sporting a hoodie carrying the message “please do not arrest me”, after a video was launched on-line of a Jewish man being held by police throughout a pro-Palestine march within the capital final week.

Footage of Gideon Falter, the chief government of the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), appeared on X by which a police officer informed him that he was being prevented from strolling freely via the streets of London for his personal security as he was “openly Jewish” and there was a pro-Palestine march going down.

The video then exhibits Mr Falter being threatened with arrest if he doesn’t adjust to the officer’s demand to remain the place he’s.

In response, a pro-Israel protester wore a “please do not arrest me” hoodie at this time within the face of Met Police officers, who have been policing the rally and counter-rally on London’s Tottenham Court Road.

The fiery protests came about round a department of Barclays, over the financial institution’s hyperlinks to Israel. Palestine protesters chanted ‘From the River to the Sea’, and based on the Telegraph one demonstrator made a throat-cutting gesture, which Scotland Yard stated it was investigating.

The pro-Israel demo was organised by Enough Is Enough, and protesters might be heard chanting “terrorist supporters off our streets” and “rape is not resistance”. They might be seen holding placards and banners which stated: “Hamas Are Terrorists” and “Remember the hostages kidnapped by Hamas.”

Following Mr Falter’s therapy final week, the Met Police issued a press release. However the power later needed to apologise, because it was thought of to be “victim-blaming” the CAA chief government.

Following the incident, by which an officer informed Mr Falter he was in “breach of the peace” for being “openly Jewish”, Scotland Yard apologised for the officer’s use of the phrase.

However, marketing campaign teams stated the apology didn’t go far sufficient, with CAA claiming the unique assertion was “appalling and abject victim-blaming” because of the wording used, as a result of it didn’t deal with the very fact the officer had informed him to go away the realm.

A press release from CAA learn: “What is ‘provocative’ is telling a Jewish Londoner that his presence will ‘antagonise’ crowds and that unless he leaves he will be arrested.”

In the wake of the backlash, the power issued a second apology, saying apologising for the primary.

It learn: “We have reflected on the strength of the response to our previous statement. In an effort to make a point about the policing of protest, we caused further offence.

“This was by no means our intention and we apologise. Being Jewish shouldn’t be a provocation. Jewish Londoners should be capable to really feel secure on this metropolis.

“Our commitment to protecting the public extends to all communities across London. It’s important that our public statements reflect that more clearly than they did today.”