Sir Keir Starmer today faced a gauntlet of pro-Palestinian protesters as he was bundled into a waiting vehicle after giving a speech on the Gaza crisis.
Police were forced to wrestle back demonstrators as they attempted to mob the Labour leader when he exited the Chatham House thinktank in central London.
Some of them were heard to chant ‘Keir Starmer, you can’t hide!’ and ‘ceasefire now’ as the politician made his departure.
Officers pushed protesters aside, but some ran at Sir Keir’s car and drummed on the windows. They also chased after the black 4×4 vehicle up the road after police had cleared a path for its exit.
It came after the Labour leader had defied the growing calls in his party for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Sir Keir, who is facing one of the biggest crises of his leadership over the conflict in Gaza, pushed back at intense pressure on him to change his stance.