November 13, (THEWILL) – British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has sacked the country’s interior minister, Suella Braverman.
Pressure had been mounted on Sunak to sack Braverman after she was accused of stoking tensions ahead of Armistice Day violence.
The 43-year-old minister had last week published an article attacking the police’s handling of a march that took place on Saturday.
Braverman said London’s police force was ignoring lawbreaking by “pro-Palestinian mobs,” describing demonstrators calling for a cease-fire in Gaza as “hate marchers.”
“Our brave police officers deserve the thanks of every decent citizen for their professionalism in the face of violence and aggression from protesters and counter-protesters in London yesterday. That multiple officers were injured doing their duty is an outrage,” she said in a statement following far-right violence during the protests over the weekend.
“The sick, inflammatory and, in some cases, clearly criminal chants, placards and paraphernalia openly on display at the march mark a new low. Antisemitism and other forms of racism together with the valorising of terrorism on such a scale is deeply troubling,” she said.
Braverman was criticised for inflaming tensions and encouraging right-wing protesters to take to the streets of London, putting Rishi Sunak under pressure to take action.