They want the public's help to identify the 12 people who took part in the central London protests on either Saturday October 14 or Saturday October 28.Commander Colin Wingrove said: “We will take a zero-tolerance approach to any behaviour which crosses the lines into criminality.“We know that many people in London are feeling vulnerable following the terrorist attacks on Israel and subsequent conflict with Hamas.“It is completely unacceptable that a minority of people have used peaceful protest to foster hate and division.“We know that others will be appalled as well and we ask for their help to identify these individuals and report other suspected hate crimes.”
The Met said pro-Palestine protests were "mostly peaceful" but a "small number of people were responsible for unacceptable behaviour which has no place on the streets of the capital".
One person is suspected of causing affray (using or threatening unlawful violence towards another) and 11 others are suspected of causing racially aggravated alarm, harassment and distress, an offence under the Public Order Act
Multiple demonstrations in London have seen hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets over the Israel-Gaza war.
Two women were recently arrested, and released on bail, after a police appeal was launched to track down protesters who were photographed with images of paragliders on their tops.
Hamas militants used paragliders as part of its attack on Israel on October 7 which left more than 1,000 Israelis dead.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling on 0208 246 9386 quoting Operation Brocks. You can also tweet @MetCC.
To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.