Police charge woman with racially aggravated public order offence after sign held at demo Westminster

A woman will appear in court charged with racially aggravated threatening & abusive behaviour at pro-Palestinian demonstration in Westminster.

Laura Davis of Barnet attended the pro-Palestine rally London on October 28 where she was accused of holding a racially offensive and anti-Semitic sign.

The 21-year-old was released on bail and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 29 November.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "The Met is listening to, and working with, London communities and partners during these difficult times.

"We want all Londoners to feel safe and we will look carefully at any concerns raised including the circumstances of each event and will take positive action against those committing any crime or hate crime.

"We have increased patrols and assigned more than 1,000 officers to provide high visibility patrols across London, particularly where we know communities feel vulnerable to reassure and keep them safe.

We are relentlessly targeting those who commit hate crimes and threaten our communities and pursuing suspects in many other cases. Anyone who is the victim of hate crime or is worried about their safety in any way, is urged to contact police on 101 or 999 in an emergency."