'The continuing existence of Israel is a war crime': Pro-Palestinian protesters ... trends now
Activists at the rally on November 4 denied that Hamas were terrorists despite them being a proscribed terror group in the UK - meaning it is a criminal offence to declare support for it.
Among those interviewed by Jewish charity Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) was one woman who said: 'It's controversial but I think Hamas are freedom fighters.'
When asked if the UK has made the wrong decision by making Hamas a proscribed terror organisation, another woman said: 'Of course. It's not Hamas that are terrorists. It's America that are terrorists. Israel are terrorists, not Hamas.'
A third said: 'Honestly, it showed signs, it was resistance against the occupation against the Palestinians. Honestly it was a beacon of hope for me. To me, it was them fighting back and showing resistance.' Another raging activist said: 'The continued existence of Israel is a war crime.'
And in more support for Hamas, a protester claimed: 'They are freedom fighters. They are not terrorists as the media portrays them to be. They are fighting for the right to their land. It's their land. They have the right to self-defence and they are not terrorists. They are absolutely not.'
Hamas terrorists broke into Israel on October 7, slaughtering 1,400 people and taking 240 hostages in a rampage that shocked the world. Israel has vowed to wipe out Hamas and Palestinian officials have said 10,569 people have been killed.
This woman said of the October 7 Hamas attacks: 'It's controversial but I think Hamas are freedom fighters.'
Another pro-Palestine activist said that the 'continued existence of Israel' was a 'war crime'
This activist said that Hamas launching its barbaric attack was 'a beacon of hope for me'
This woman said that Hamas are not terrorists but America and Israel are
The CAA also spoke to two students at the protest who admitted they 'need to be more clued up' about the Israel-Hamas conflict and even confessed to not being aware that Hamas was behind the massacre on October 7.
In footage shared on Twitter, the interviewer stops the girls and asks: 'When Hamas invaded Israel on October 7, what was your initial reaction to that?'
The woman on the left, holding up a home-made sign condemning the British Government, replies: 'I don't believe they did, did they?'
Looking at her friend for reassurance, she asks: 'Hamas?' But her friend on the right replies: 'I think so?'
She continues: 'Honestly I think I need to be a bit more clued up on everything that's going on. So I feel like I'm not really qualified to answer that too well.'
Despite bloody evidence of men, women and children being murdered and captured by Hamas, the woman on the left adds: 'I mean, I'm not sure if I've seen anything that shows that that's actually happened or that's correct.'
The camera filming then pans around to her home-made sign, with cut-out images and drawings, reading: 'Rishi, Keir, U must be invertebrates cause ur spineless! Call 4 a ceasefire'.
A spokesman for the CAA said: 'This footage showcases the toxic combination of ignorance and support for terrorism that motivates too many of the protesters on these marches.
'Is it any surprise that opinions such as these, accompanied by genocidal chanting, anti-Semitic signage and calls for violence, are terrifying the Jewish community?
'Worse still, the demonstrations are coming just after the worst anti-Semitic atrocity since the Holocaust, when Jews are feeling particularly vulnerable.
Despite holding up a home-made sign condemning the British government, the women admitted they weren't sure the Hamas attacks happened
The woman on the left said she 'not seen anything that shows' Hamas invaded Israel on October 7. The woman on the right said she needs to be 'more clued up' on the conflict
The activists were marching at the November 4 London protest. Pictured: People protest in support of Gaza on November 4 in Trafalgar Square
'This is why we have called on the police to use their existing powers under Section 13 of the Public Order Act to ban these marches. London cannot continue to be a no-go zone