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UK’s Sunak fires minister who accused police of being too lenient with pro-Palestinian protesters

British Home Secretary Suella Braverman attends the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP)
British Home Secretary Suella Braverman attends the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP)

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has fired Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who drew anger for accusing police of being too lenient with pro-Palestinian protesters.

The government says Braverman has left her job as part of a Cabinet shuffle on Monday.

Sunak was under growing pressure to fire Braverman, a divisive figure popular with the authoritarian wing of the governing Conservative Party.

In a highly unusual attack on the police last week, Braverman said London’s police force was ignoring lawbreaking by “pro-Palestinian mobs.” She described demonstrators as “hate marchers.”

On Sunday, far-right protesters scuffled with police in London. Critics accused Braverman of helping to inflame tensions.

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