Suella Braverman has doubled down on requires extra motion to be taken towards pro-Palestine protesters.
The residence secretary final week did not get marches banned over the remembrance weekend, after the Metropolitan Police mentioned it had the assets to handle the a whole lot of hundreds of people that turned up – in addition to far-right counter-protests.
Politics newest: Braverman hits out at ‘sick’ chants
In a sequence of posts on X despatched this afternoon, Ms Braverman mentioned “further action is necessary” towards the protests, which in her phrases imply “the streets of London are being polluted by hate, violence, and antisemitism”.
The residence secretary paid tribute to officers, saying “our brave police officers deserve the thanks of every decent citizen for their professionalism in the face of violence and aggression from protesters and counter protesters in London yesterday”.
“That multiple officers were injured doing their duty is an outrage.”
This is a marked distinction to final week, when she accused the Metropolitan Police of holding “double standards” on the way it polices protests.
She added: “The sick, inflammatory and, in some cases, clearly criminal chants, placards and paraphernalia openly on display at the march mark a new low. Antisemitism and other forms of racism together with the valorising of terrorism on such a scale is deeply troubling.”
Some have accused Ms Braverman of inflaming tensions, resulting in extra folks descending on the capital.
Ms Braverman’s job is now on the road, with opposition events calling for Rishi Sunak to again her, and a lack of help from her ministerial colleagues.