Pro-Palestine protesters occupy government department over ‘arming of Israel’

Pro-Palestine protesters occupied the entrance to a government department in Whitehall on Thursday 28 March over its perceived links to the supply of arms to Israel.

London for a Free Palestine targeted the Department for Business and Trade.

The protesters staged a distraction involving a cyclist crashing into a pedestrian, before forcing their way past a security guard and sitting on the floor in the entrance to the government building.

Once the protesters had been removed by police from inside the building, they unfurled a banner which read “stop arming Israel” while wearing black T-shirts emblazoned with the same message.