Metropolitan Police have asked organisers to call off planned pro-Palestine demonstrations on Armistice Weekend. 

A protest is scheduled on Saturday from Marble Arch to the US embassy, around two miles from the Cenotaph where remembrance events will be taking place. 

But groups including Stop the War and the Muslim Association of Britain said they would go ahead with the demonstration which calls for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. 

The Met accused “breakaway groups” who attend these rallies of “intending to fuel disorder”. 

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan said: "The risk of violence and disorder linked to breakaway groups is growing. 

"This is of concern ahead of a significant and busy weekend in the capital. Our message to organisers is clear: Please, we ask you to urgently reconsider. It is not appropriate to hold any protests in London this weekend." 

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign tweeted on Tuesday: “We will protest on Saturday as we have done ever since Israel’s savage assault on Gaza began, killing more than 10,000 people, including nearly 5,000 children. 

“Our marches are peaceful, well organised and a fundamental democratic right. See you on Saturday.”