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Business News/ News / World/  UK Minister Suella Braverman accuses police of bias amid pro-Palestinian protests
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UK Minister Suella Braverman accuses police of bias amid pro-Palestinian protests

London Metropolitan Police accused of bias as pro-Palestine protests grow, leading to calls for Prime Minister to dismiss Home Secretary.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Home Secretary Suella Braverman walks outside Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, October 24, 2023. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo (REUTERS)Premium
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Home Secretary Suella Braverman walks outside Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, October 24, 2023. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo (REUTERS)

British Home Secretary Suella Braverman accused the London Metropolitan Police of bias as pro-Palestine protests gained momentum this week. The unusual allegation came amid growing calls for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to fire the divisive politician. Similar agitations have been held in London and other British cities every weekend since the war began more than a month ago.

“Unfortunately, there is a perception that senior police officers play favourites when it comes to protesters… Right-wing and nationalist protesters who engage in aggression are rightly met with a stern response yet pro-Palestinian mobs displaying almost identical behaviour are largely ignored, even when clearly breaking the law? I have spoken to serving and former police officers who have noted this double standard," Braverman wrote in an article for ‘The Times’.

The assertion comes mere hours after Sunak said on Wednesday that the UK government accepted their “right to peacefully protest". He had previously criticised the planned protests on Remembrance weekend as “provocative and disrespectful".

“Right-wing and nationalist protesters who engage in aggression are rightly met with a stern response yet pro-Palestinian mobs displaying almost identical behaviour are largely ignored, even when clearly breaking the law," Braverman countered.

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"The content was not agreed with Number 10," a spokesman for Sunak told reporters on Thursday. 

Downing Street – the Prime Minister's office – is now investigating how her comments were published without its consent. An AFP report quoting people familiar with the matter claims that the speech was sent to Sunak's office. However changes requested by the PM's team were not implemented. 

According to people familiar with the matter, the speech was sent to Sunak's office, which requested changes that were not made.

Braverman had also courted controversy earlier this week after contending that some people were homeless as a "lifestyle choice".

(With inputs from agencies)

 

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Published: 09 Nov 2023, 11:51 PM IST
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