The current pause brings little respite from the deaths of 15,000 Palestinians in Israeli attacks during seven weeks of war.
Central London was filled with tens of thousands of people who gathered to demand a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.
The National March for Palestine took place on Saturday on the second day of a truce between Israel and Hamas, which saw the release of hostages held by the Palestinian group since October 7 and Palestinians imprisoned in Israel.
The Palestine solidarity campaign estimated that 300,000 people were calling for “an end to the siege of Gaza”.
Solidarity protests and marches have taken place in London and cities around the world since the start of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seven weeks ago.
The Metropolitan Police said at least five people had been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred, including distributing “materials depicting a swastika inside a Star of David”.
The force said 1,500 officers had been deployed to control the march.
Officers are at the assembly point for today’s protest.
They distributed leaflets to clarify offenses and behaviors that will not be tolerated. pic.twitter.com/NcyhTakPCy
– Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 25, 2023
Police officers also distributed leaflets during the march “to provide clarification on offenses and behavior that will not be tolerated,” police said.
The peaceful protesters carried banners reading “Ceasefire now!” » and “Stop the war on Gaza”.
This month, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sacked Interior Minister Suella Braverman, who had sparked anger for accusing police of being too lenient towards pro-Palestinian protesters. She also made unauthorized comments about pro-Palestinian protests in the country, which she called “hate marches.”