Woman charged after car collides with pro-Palestine protesters


A 70-year-old woman has been charged with a driving offence after a car collided with pro-Palestinian protesters in Edinburgh.

Police Scotland said the crash involved a small number of people and, while there had been reports of minor injuries, no one needed medical attention.

Pictures posted on social media show a black Seat Leon surrounded by protesters and police officers on The Mound in the city centre on Saturday afternoon.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 2.30pm on Saturday, we were made aware of a road crash involving a car and a small number of pedestrians in Ramsay Lane, Edinburgh.

“Officers received reports of minor injuries from pedestrians, but no medical attention was required.

“A 70-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with a driving offence.

“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Organisers said “several thousand” people attended the pro-Palestine protest in Edinburgh.

The demonstration was one of many taking place across the UK and Ireland, including in London and Dublin, as part of a “global day of action” in dozens of countries across the world.

The Metropolitan Police said nine people were arrested as thousands of people marched through central London.

The protests came a day after the UK joined the US in attacking Houthi bases in Yemen.

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