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Hendon woman charged following Palestine protest

Laura Davis was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence related to a placard displayed in Piccadilly Circus

Protestors with placards in support of Palestine
Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash – This is a stock image of a protest in London related to Palestine. It does not feature the placard referenced below.

A Hendon woman has been charged with a public order offence following Saturday’s pro-Palestine demonstration in central London.

Laura Davis, 22, of Hendon Way, was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.

The offence relates to displaying a placard in the vicinity of Piccadilly Circus that police believe was “threatening and racist in nature”. 

She will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 29th November.

A total of nine people were arrested by police during the protest on Saturday with two more arrested on Sunday morning in response to incidents that took place. Five have so far been charged. 

Police say around 70,000 people attended the protest against Israel’s attacks on Gaza, which follow the October 7th attack by terrorist group Hamas on southern Israel.

The Observer estimated that 100,000 attended the protest, which was addressed by politicians and campaigners including former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. 


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