Maps show strict areas of London Met Police has said opposing protests must stay in as thousands descend on city

Student bloc is seen as the march proceeds down Regent street on May 18, 2024 in London, England. Protesters attended the 14th national march for Palestine
-Credit: (Image: Guy Smallman/Getty Images)


London will see around 700 officers on duty this weekend to police to manage planned protests around the city today (July 6).

In Central London, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) are marching through the streets with a a counter-protest by Enough is Enough expected to take place as well.

There will also be smaller protests in London, the Wimbledon Championships and other events which will all require extra policing.

The PSC march will start at Russell Square between 12pm and 1pm, with the route agreed upon with the Met seeing protestors walking down Southampton Row, Kingsway, Aldwych and into Victoria Embankment, stopping just short of Portcullis House for speeches. The protests must finish by 5.30pm.

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The PSC Route Map for July 6
The PSC Route Map for July 6 -Credit:Met Police

Superintendent Martin Kirby, who is leading policing in London this weekend, said: “As always the goal is to protect the right to peaceful protest while minimising the impact of these events, including on London’s Jewish communities.

"Police do not have the power to ban protests unless there is a risk of serious disorder.

The assembly area for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Rally
The assembly area for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Rally -Credit:Met Police
The stage for speeches will be on Victoria Embankment
The stage for speeches will be on Victoria Embankment -Credit:Met Police

“We have been liaising with the PSC throughout this week and will have a significant number of officers on duty to maintain law and order.

“Officers will be on hand to ensure the events pass off without issue and will step in to deal with any crime or disorder should it occur.

The designated spot for the Enough is Enough counter-protest
The designated spot for the Enough is Enough counter-protest -Credit:Met Police

"We will be visible and engaging with those involved in the events and if you see anything of concern we would ask you to talk to officers in the area.”

Map showing where the planned Just Stop Oil protest is set to take place
Map showing where the planned Just Stop Oil protest is set to take place -Credit:Met Police

The counter-protest by Enough is Enough is believed to be a static protest close to the route of the PSC march. People part of this march cannot gather before 12pm.

There is also potentially a Just Stop Oil event today, however, police have also imposed conditions on them to stop serious disruption.

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