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Man arrested for holding ‘Hamas are terrorists’ sign

A counter-protestor carrying a banner reading ‘Hamas Are Terrorists’ was arrested after holding the sign aloft as pro-Palestinian activists filed past him.

Niyak Ghorbani was pulled to the ground and handcuffed by officers after an incident took place close to a pro-Palestinian march in London.

As police held him down he shouted “Shame on you” before saying “I wrote down Hamas is a terrorist organisation… but they arrested me”.

Onlookers could be heard criticising the apparent double standard of police treatment of Mr Ghorbani against the seemingly softer approach towards pro-Palestinian demonstrators.

The 38-year-old was de-arrested and released shortly after, with police saying he had been held for his own safety after an alleged assault was carried out against him.

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