Thousands march against antisemitism in London

Tens of thousands of people have marched through central London at a demonstration against antisemitism.

Organisers estimated 100,000 took part in the first march of its kind since the Israel-Gaza war began, including former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The rally comes amid a steep rise in hate crime, especially against the capital’s Jewish community.

The large crowd gathered outside the Royal Courts of Justice and made its way along Whitehall to Parliament Square, where a rally was held.

Placards bearing slogans like “Shoulder to shoulder with British Jews” and “Never again is now” were seen being carried by those taking part.

Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis told the crowd at Parliament Square British Jews “will not be intimidated” by antisemitism.

He said: “We call for a strengthening of community cohesion and we will forever be proud to champion the finest of British values.”

The Campaign Against Antisemitism estimate Sunday’s march to be the largest gathering of its kind since the Battle of Cable Street in 1936, when British Union of Fascists supporters were stopped from marching through east London, an area with a high Jewish population at the time.


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