Woman arrested in Brighton on suspicion of supporting Hamas

A 22 year old has been arrested following a protest in the city last weekend


A close-up of the word Police, and the decals and Metropolitan Police design on the side of a police car on the street in London.

Counter terror police in Sussex have arrested a woman on suspicion of supporting a proscribed terror organisation following a pro-Hamas protest in the city.

According to Sussex Police, the arrest was made following an investigation into footage from the event in Brighton last weekend, just one day after Hamas killed hundreds of Israelis in the south of the country.

The woman is believed to have made a speech at the event.

Superintendent Petra Lazar from Sussex Police said: “After reviewing footage from the protest event held in Brighton on Sunday October 8, the matter was investigated by Counter Terrorism Policing South East. We will continue to support them as they conduct their investigation.

“We are aware that the ongoing conflict in Israel and the border with Gaza is generating public concern and is impacting communities globally and locally, and we extend our support to those affected in Sussex.

“Sussex Police has increased visibility across parts of Sussex to provide an increased presence and reassurance to our local communities.

“We recognise there is the potential for increased tensions and are engaging and working with communities and partners to ensure people feel safe and protected.”

On Thursday it was announced that some Jewish schools in London were closing their doors after the CST reported an unprecedented rise in reports of antisemitic incidents.

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