Pro-Palestinian activists condemned after staging protest at Keir Starmer’s house

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Pro-Palestinian activists condemned after staging protest at Keir Starmer’s house

Rishi Sunak condemned the action on social media writing:'I don't care what your politics are, no MP should be harassed at their own home'

Activists outside Keir Starmer's house
Activists outside Keir Starmer's house

Pro-Palestinian campaigners have been condemned after staging their latest protest outside the home of Labour leader Keir Starmer.

The Metropolitan Police later said three people were arrested under Section 42 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 200, which is a power intended to prevent the harassment of people at home.

Activists from the Youth Demand group placed dozens of children’s shoes outside Starmer’s property with a banner nearby that read: “Starmer Stop the Killing”.

Ella Ward, 21, an environmental science student from Leeds, said: “I’m taking action to call on Starmer to commit to stopping the killing.

“I’m calling on him to act with compassion by committing to stop the UK from selling weapons to a country committing genocide and to stop licensing oil and gas.

“Lives are already being lost to climate breakdown and millions more are on the line.”

Both Rishi Sunak and home secretary James Cleverly criticised the protesters’ decision to target Sir Keir’s home.

Sunak wrote on X: “I don’t care what your politics are, no MP should be harassed at their own home.

“We cannot and will not tolerate this.”

In a video Youth Demand called for a two-way arms embargo on Israel, saying that weapons manufactured in the UK were being “used to cause genocide”.

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