December 10, 2023

UK Labour MP Diane Abbott recently posted a photo of a neo-Nazi from 2016 to argue that counter-protesters were the real problem during Remembrance Day pro-Palestinian protests. The image, featuring a man with a swastika tattoo and former-Home Secretary Suella Braverman, was shared over 2000 times and has accumulated over 600,000 views.

Braverman had labeled the pro-Palestinian marches as a “hate march,” inspiring counter-protesters to take to the streets. A later post by Abbott revealed that she joined the pro-Palestinian protests, which many experts had labeled disrespectful. However, the “huge peaceful march” turned hostile, with many protesters launching rockets at police and chanting antisemitic slogans.

The Metropolitan Police made a number of arrests following the protests. Abbott, however, has disabled comments on her post.