'From the river to the sea' is projected onto Big Ben as crowd of pro-Palestine ... trends now

'From the river to the sea' is projected onto Big Ben as crowd of pro-Palestine ... trends now
'From the river to the sea' is projected onto Big Ben as crowd of pro-Palestine ... trends now

'From the river to the sea' is projected onto Big Ben as crowd of pro-Palestine ... trends now

Controversial pro-Palestine chant 'from the river to the sea' was projected onto London's iconic Big Ben last night.

The slogan scrolled across the Elizabeth Tower in big bold letters as pro-Palestine campaigners gathered outside the Houses of Parliament while MPs were embroiled in a chaotic Gaza ceasefire debate in the Commons. 

Questions are being asked as to why the slogan was allowed to appear on the side of the tower, which some say insinuates the total removal of Israel

Some on social media said Big Ben had been 'vandalised' and accused the Met Police of 'doing nothing'. 

People need permission from both the Commons Speaker and Westminster City Council planners to legally project onto the side of the Houses of Parliament.

Controversial pro-Palestine chant 'from the river to the sea' was projected onto London 's iconic Big Ben last night

Controversial pro-Palestine chant 'from the river to the sea' was projected onto London 's iconic Big Ben last night

The slogan scrolled across the Elizabeth Tower in big bold letters as pro-Palestine campaigners gathered outside the Houses of Parliament

The slogan scrolled across the Elizabeth Tower in big bold letters as pro-Palestine campaigners gathered outside the Houses of Parliament

The 'Stop the Genocide' rally took place from 5pm and was met with a heavy police presence.

Officers and police vehicles can be seen as the slogan lights up on the side of Big Ben, with 'Gaza' and 'stop bombs' being shone on the side of the building. 

In 2016, the Commons administration warned Big Ben and other parliamentary buildings must not be 'besmirched' by commercial images being projected onto them. 

Then Tory chairman of the Commons administration committe Sir Paul Beresford told the Evening Standard: 'Everybody knows Big Ben and we don't want it besmirched with graffiti, even if it's light-placed graffiti. 

'Please respect the building, its importance and the fact that it's internationally loved.'

Last night, protesters waved placards calling an end to combat actions between Hamas fighters and the IDF, ahead of a feared ground action in Rafah where some 1.5million displaced Palestinians are sheltering from the ongoing war.

The Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, which organised the march as part of the Free Palestine Coalition, claimed 'thousands' had gathered in the square.

MailOnline has contacted the Met Police,

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