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An eco-fanatic who glitter-bombed Sir Keir Starmer at last month’s Labor Party conference is plotting to cause chaos in the capital on Armistice Day by joining pro-Palestinian protesters.
Yaz Ashmawi, 28, crashed the Labor leader’s speech at the conference to demand more action to tackle climate change.
He has since used the controversial phrase “from the river to the sea” during a Zoom call about the memorial protests.
Sit-ins are planned in Charing Cross, Waterloo and Victoria in what will be another blow to poppy sellers trying to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s campaign.
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Tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected to arrive in London for pro-Palestinian protests.
However, organizers have confirmed that the demonstration will begin after the 11am Armistice Day silence and that demonstrators will leave the cenotaph.
Ashmawi told a Zoom call about his plans, which include shutting down stations at 3 p.m.
He said of the call: “This emergency unfolding in Gaza is a shocking display of innocent life.
“On climate, we have a commitment to climate justice, which requires us to seek justice everywhere. It makes what is happening today possible.
“What is being done to Palestine is a war crime. At Charing Cross we were loud. It felt good to shout ‘Free Palestine’.
“That is a sentence that applies to this country where all people, from the river to the sea, should be equal and free from this apartheid rule.
“We were there to show solidarity. It is important because we have a responsibility to be visible. We stand up against violence.”
A protester storms the stage and throws glitter on Labor Party leader Sir Keir Starmer
Calling itself Ceasefire Now, the group is imitating the tactics used by the despised Just Stop Oil in an attempt to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
The 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault, breach of the peace and causing a public nuisance following his glitter protest at the Labor Party conference.
Ashmawi made a statement after being released by police.
He said: “I would like to apologize to Mr Starmer if at any time he felt physically in danger.
“That was really not my intention at all, and I respect that MPs often face real threats to their well-being.
“Nonviolence is about acting to prevent further harm, not making people feel afraid or in danger.
“I hope he can recognize the need for the British public to contribute to the big decisions that determine whether we live or die.”
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