Police crack down on Hezbollah flags
METROPOLITAN POLICE officers threatened to arrest protesters displaying the flag of terrorist organisation Hezbollah at an anti-Balfour march in central London.
Organisers of the Make It Right For Palestine rally told protesters at the start of Saturday’s demonstration in Grosvenor Square: “Please, no one fly the Hezbollah flag. We have promised the police that no one will fly a Hezbollah flag.”
The JC has been told that the Metropolitan Police officers had earlier made Last Saturday’s anti-Balfour protest it known that they would arrest anyone flying the Lebanese-based terror group’s flag, which features a raised fist clasping a machine gun.
In June, marchers at the annual AlQuds Day protest in London exploited a legal loophole to wave Hezbollah flags.
While the military wing of the Shi’a Islamist group is banned, its political wing is not, allowing marchers to claim they were supporting the unproscribed section.
Police estimated that around 3,000 people turned up for Saturday’s march and there appeared to be no instance of the flag being raised.