Appeal to identify people suspected of wearing clothing or holding signs advocating for terrorist organisations
We need your help identify a number of individuals who appear to be wearing clothing or holding signs advocating for terrorist organisations.
These men were seen at pro-Palestine protests in central London during Armistice Weekend and previous marches.
Specialist teams of officers continue to investigate a series of allegations after up to 300,000 marched through the capital last weekend.
They are analysing hours of CCTV footage, images from evidence gathering teams and photographs shared on social media.
One challenge is the large and tightly-packed crowds of the pro-Palestinian marches which make it difficult for officers to identify and arrest people immediately.
Investigators also suspect some of those pictured on social media may have only worn headscarves and other clothing briefly while the image was taken.
Counter protests in the area of Whitehall last Saturday involved significant violence and disorder. This led to a different police response.
Counter Terrorism officers are seeking the public’s help to identify the following eleven men.
Appeal one – Saturday, 11 November (reference 0326386/23)
Detectives investigating an allegation of incitement of racial hatred relating to anti-Semitic chanting are keen to speak to two men seen in social media footage of a pro-Palestine march in London on Armistice Day.
The first man (ref 0326386/23A) is described as looking aged between 20 and 30 years old. He is light skinned and has a beard. He is wearing a black baseball cap with a white front panel.
The second man (ref 0326386/23B) is described as age 20-30, with light skin, short dark hair and a beard and goatee. He is wearing a black puffer coat
Appeal two – Trafalgar Square, 4 November (reference 6579293/23)
We are investigating an allegation that people at a protest in Trafalgar Square on 4 November invited support for a proscribed organisation by engaging in pro-Hamas chanting.
The investigation team would like to speak to two men seen in social media footage.
The first man (6579293/23A) is described as looking age 40-50, of Asian heritage, with a grey beard. He is wearing a dark hoodie with a distinctive white square on the left breast.
The second man (6579293/23B) is described as looking age 20-30, wearing a black hoodie, grey tracksuit bottoms and a green neck covering.
Appeal three – King Charles Street, 14 October (reference 6573676/23)
Detectives are also wish to speak to six men seen in social media footage of a pro-Palestine protest on King Charles Street, central London, at around 16.15hrs on 14 October.
The investigation relates to allegations of inciting racial hatred and displaying an article in public that arouses reasonable suspicion of membership or support for a proscribed organisation.
The first man (6573676/23A) police is described as aged around 25-35 years old, light skinned and of light-skinned appearance with very short dark hair and a beard. He is seen wearing a green headband with writing on it.
The second man (6573676/23B) is described as aged around 25 years old, white skinned or light skinned with light brown or dark blond hair that is curly and short. We also believe he has a light jawline beard.
The third man (6573676/23C) is described as looking to be in his late 20s, with a light brown and a very closely shaven beard. He is wearing a dark baseball cap and black puffer coat.
The fourth man (6573676/23D) is described as looking 20-30 years old, and having short dark hair and a ginger or brown beard. He is wearing a cream zip-up fleece.
The fifth man (6573676/23E) is described as looking aged 20-30, with closely shaven dark hair and a dark beard. He is wearing a Palestinian flag around his neck
The sixth man (6573676/23F) appears to be in his 20s with short, dark, wavy hair. He is wearing a black puffer coat with a white circular logo on the left breast.
Appeal four – Bond Street, 21 October (5121298/23)
Officers have been continuing their enquiries to identify a man seen waving a placard with the words “I fully support Hamas” on it during a protest on Bond Street on Saturday, 21 October and we continue to urge anyone with information about the man to contact us.
He has short hair, light skin and is wearing a blue jacket with a light top underneath, a light stripy scarf around his neck, and light trousers or jeans.
Commander Dominic Murphy, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Having pursued various lines of enquiry to try and identify these men, we are now seeking the public’s help.
"Many of the images we are sharing are very clear so I feel confident that there will be members of public who recognise the men. I really urge anyone who has information about these men – no matter how small – to call our confidential hotline.
“And if any of these men recognise themselves, I encourage them to go to a police station, so we can speak with them.”
Anyone who knows who these people are or has information that could help the investigation is asked to please report it in confidence online at gov.uk/ACT or by calling 0800 789 321.