Police release pictures of women wearing paraglider images at pro-Palestinian march

Paragliders were used by Hamas during their deadly attack on civilians in Israel, leaving some 1,300 people dead.
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Scotland Yard has released CCTV images of three women who were seen with pictures of paragliders at a pro-Palestinian march in central London earlier this month.

Thousands of people have been attending protests across the capital since Hamas launched an  attack on Israel on October 7.

Paragliders were used by Hamas during their deadly attack on civilians in Israel, leaving some 1,300 people dead.

Images of paragliders have been used in online memes and on posters organising pro-Palestinian events since the attacks.

Met counter terrorism detectives are appealing to the public to help identify the three women from the footage shared on social media.

Police are appealing for help from the public to identify these three women wearing paraglider images. Credit: Met PolicePolice are appealing for help from the public to identify these three women wearing paraglider images. Credit: Met Police
Police are appealing for help from the public to identify these three women wearing paraglider images. Credit: Met Police

They have also released an image of a man seen waving a placard with the words “I fully support Hamas” during a protest on Bond Street.

Social media footage of a pro-Palestine protest in Whitehall on Saturday October 14 shows two women with images of paragliders on their tops.

Detectives have been working to identify these women and they are now looking to identify a third woman that is seen on CCTV with them. This woman has a placard with the paraglider image attached to it.

The first woman is dark skinned, and is wearing light brown trousers and a long-sleeved red top with an image of a paraglider on the back. She initially had a blue denim jacket tied around her waist and later put this on over her red top. She is wearing a light blue medical face mask and a dark scarf or bandana around her head. She also has a dark red shoulder bag.

The second woman has light brown skin with dark hair clipped up at the back of her head. She is wearing black leggings, black boots and has a large black shoulder bag. She initially wore a dark hooded top – with a paraglider image attached to the back – and later put on a light brown coat.

Police have released an image of a man seen waving a placard with the words “I fully support Hamas” during a protest on Bond Street.Police have released an image of a man seen waving a placard with the words “I fully support Hamas” during a protest on Bond Street.
Police have released an image of a man seen waving a placard with the words “I fully support Hamas” during a protest on Bond Street.

The third woman holding the placard with the paraglider image on the post, appears to be aged in her 20s to 40s and Afro-Caribbean. She is wearing a large pendant which we believe is green, a dark scarf with a floral pattern on it, a red jacket and red scarf or bandana around her head.

The fourth person that police are seeking to identify is a man seen waving a placard with the words “I fully support Hamas” on it during a protest on Bond Street on Saturday October 21.

He has short dark hair, light skin and is wearing a dark jacket with a light top underneath, a light stripy scarf around his neck, and light trousers or jeans.

Commander Dominic Murphy, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Detectives have carried out numerous enquiries to identify these people and we are now asking the public to take a good look at these images and tell us if they know who these people are.

“I would stress that we want to speak to these people to help us with our enquiries, and in fact, I would urge them to get in touch with us directly.”

The public is urged to take a look at these pictures and if they know these people or have any information that could help the investigation, to please report it in confidence online at gov.uk/ACT or by calling 0800 789 321.