Al Quds Day March (1)

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On Sunday 19 June, I witnessed hundreds of anti-Israeli protesters marching through the streets of central London on their annual Al Quds Day demonstration, convened by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a British Muslim organisation, with close ties to the Iranian regime. At a rally outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square after the march, one speaker blamed the recent tragic fire at west London's Grenfell Tower on  "Zionists", claiming that "Some of the biggest supporters of the Conservative Party are Zionists," "They are responsible for the murder of the people in Grenfell. The Zionist supporters of the Tory Party." Has this been reported as a hate crime, and if so, what action are the police taking?


Answer for Al Quds Day March (1)

Answer for Al Quds Day March (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are four complaints about the conduct of both the Al Quds demonstration and the pro-Israeli counter demonstration that have been recorded as hate crimes. These are being investigated.