Pro-Palestine protestor is struck by hit-and-run driver

Moment Pro-Palestine protestor is struck by hit-and-run driver and carried along on bonnet before mass of fellow demonstrators surround the car in angry Kensington scenes

  • Footage shows demonstrator struck by car during a protest in west London
  • They are carried on the vehicle for a few seconds before falling onto the road 
  • Metropolitan Police said a man and a woman were found with minor injuries  

A pro-Palestine protestor was struck by a hit-and-run driver and carried along on the bonnet before a mass of fellow demonstrators surrounded the victim.

Footage from Kensington, west London, captures the rally as it marches down the high street, with demonstrators clutching Palestinian flags over their shoulders.

But the peaceful protest is suddenly interrupted by a motorist who crashes into one of the group, carrying them up the road on their car bonnet as they attempt to flee.

The person clings to the car before eventually falling to the ground as those around frantically drop signs reading ‘End the Siege’ to rush to their aid. 

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Footage from Kensington, west London, captures the rally as it marches down the high street, with demonstrators clutching Palestinian flags over their shoulders

A huge crowd is soon gathered around the protester, with people behind calling for an ambulance and shouting to others to ‘give him space.’

The driver failed to stop at the scene but the Metropolitan Police does not believe the collision at around 9pm on Saturday was deliberate.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: ‘Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found the pedestrians – a man and a woman – with minor injuries.

‘The woman was taken to hospital as a precaution.

‘The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene and enquiries to locate them are ongoing.

‘No arrests have been made.’

But the peaceful protest is suddenly interrupted by a motorist who crashes into one of the group, carrying them up the road on their car bonnet as they attempt to flee

A huge crowd is soon gathered around the protester, with people behind calling for an ambulance and shouting to others to ‘give him space’

Those on social media have reacted to the video with horror, with many alleging it  appeared the driver had rammed into the protesters on purpose.

One person said: ‘Don’t think I would ever call this an accident.

‘Person had an issue with people being in the street and accelerated away knowing they had hurt someone.’

But other people were less sympathetic, with another saying: ‘If you come to these protests to riot, dance, or fight then you aren’t doing Palestine any good.

‘Please stay home. 

The driver failed to stop at the scene but the Metropolitan Police does not believe the collision at around 9pm on Saturday was deliberate

Those on social media have reacted to the video with horror, with many alleging it appeared the driver had rammed into the protesters on purpose

‘These people probably don’t even know what’s going on and are there for the social interaction, I rest my case.’ 

Elsewhere on Saturday, nine police officers were injured when a small group of pro-Palestine protesters clashed with the Met.    

Missiles were also hurled at the Israeli embassy in London.

There were later four arrests in connection to a video of anti-Semitic abuse being shouted out of a car window in north London.

Demonstrators gather around the scene at around 9pm on Saturday in west London

Police and paramedics were called to the scene with two people found with injuries

It comes as Israel continues to bombard Gaza, as Palestinian militants also send volleys of rockets at southern Israeli cities.

The Hamas-run health ministry claims 200 Palestinians including 59 children have been killed in the territory over the past week.

Israel says 130 militants are among the dead but militant group Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, rejects this claim.

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