Two charged amid Gaza ceasefire protest against Starmer in Glasgow

Police confirmed a 33-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were charged in connection with 'disorder offences'.

Man and woman charged over protest calling for Gaza ceasefire as Keir Starmer attended Glasgow event Getty Images

Two people have been charged amid protests calling for a ceasefire in Gaza as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer arrived in Glasgow.

Police confirmed that a 33-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were charged in connection with “disorder offences” outside the Crowne Plaza on Congress Road.

On Thursday evening, protesters were seen outside of the hotel where Starmer was attending an event.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 33-year-old man and 26-year-old woman have been arrested and charged in connection with disorder offences following a protest in Congress Road, Glasgow, on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

“A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

The charges come after protesters were seen in the Gordon Street area outside of Central Station as Sir Keir arrived in the city.

Videos on social media have shown protestors shouting “shame on you” with Palestinian flags in the background.

There have been calls for the party leader to change his stance on the Gaza ceasefire.

Footage filmed on a train earlier showed a passenger confronting Sir Keir over the “slaughter” of 7,000 Palestinian children.

The passenger can be seen saying: “Keir, how many more children in Palestine have to die before you call for a ceasefire?

“Over 7,000 children have died. Over 7,000 children have been slaughtered by Israel. This is unacceptable.

“What happened to human rights? What happened to democracy?”.

The man goes on to say “20,000 people have died”, and asks: “Where is your humanity?”.

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