Sunday, May 26News For London

Protests on the streets of London raising safety concerns

Credits: Shaurya Thapa

Rishi Sunak is expected to chair an emergency Cobra meeting as the threat of domestic terror attacks continues to be exacerbated by the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The meeting is to be held at No 10 with police, national security officials, and home secretary Suella Braverman expected to attend.

The Monday meeting will be the first one to discuss possible terror threats.

Now, the terror threat level is “substantial,” which means an attack is likely. It has been at this level since February 2022 when it dropped from “severe” which means highly likely.

When asked whether the terror threat level would be raised again, the education minister declined to comment.

This comes after the Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said, in an interview with Sky News, that there had been an “overlay of threats,” and that terrorism was being “accelerated” by the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Westminster World went out on the streets of London to see how safe people feel amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict.

When interviewed by our reporters, a woman said she thinks the UK has enough problems and should focus on what is going on within the country.

Another woman addressed the double standards regarding the reaction towards the pro-Palestine protests. She mentioned how there were protests in London against Islamic terrorist groups in the wake of 9/11 and how those protests did not receive negative responses.

Prior to the meeting, the education minister Robert Halfon emphasised that it is the government’s duty to ensure that citizens are “safe and secure from terror threats.”