Controversial Al Quds Day march sets off in London

Thousands of people are gathered in London to take part in an annual rally to mark Al Quds Day.

Organized by the Islamic Human Rights Commission, the rally is billed as an event that “unites for the freedom of the oppressed in Palestine and beyond.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan had been urged to cancel the march. However, last week he told members of the British Jewish community that he lacked the authority to do so.

Previous Al Quds Day marches in London have been heavily criticized after participants were seen waving flags of terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah.

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