Do you recognise these men? Police release images of twenty suspects accused of violent disorder during the Armistice Day counter-protests

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Police need your help tracing twenty men suspected of violent disorder during the Armistice Day counter-protests in London.

Detectives are investigating a range of offences including inciting racial hatred, racially aggravated public order offences and assault on police officers.

Do you recognise these men?

Police estimate 300,000 people attended the main pro-Palestinian protest and counter protests with some 145 people arrested and seven people charged.

Commander Kyle Gordon said: “Public order policing doesn’t end when the event is over, and since Remembrance weekend, our teams have been working around the clock to identify those involved in any criminality that took place on the day.

“They’ve trawled through hundreds of hours of CCTV footage and are continuing to review evidence to help with enquiries.

“We need the public’s help to track down these men, who we want to speak to in connection with a range of offences.

The government is looking to strengthen police powers to deal with protesters, following the demonstrations in London.

Rishi Sunak is thought to be considering changes, such as lowering the threshold for when police could apply for a ban.

Conditions could also be imposed on demonstrators for public safety, such as stopping people climbing on statues, bus stops and scaffolding, tightening the laws around smoke bombs and flares and against glorifying terrorists.

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