Two people have been injured in a crash in central London after large protests over Israel-Gaza violence.
Met Police were called at around 9pm today, Saturday, May 15 to reports of a collision involving a car and two pedestrians on Kensington High Street.
Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found the pedestrians - a man and a woman - with minor injuries.
The woman was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Police say the driver of the car failed to stop at the scene and enquiries to locate them are ongoing. No arrests have been made.
It came after a large protest in the capital over the ongoing Israel-Gaza violence of recent days.
Organisers said demonstrator numbers were estimated at 150,000.
Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday and arrived outside the gates of the Israeli embassy in Kensington. Protests also took place in other cities across the country.
Demonstrators chanted “free, free Palestine”, and held banners demanding an end to the bombing of the territory by Israeli forces.
Since Monday night, Palestinian militant group Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, whose military has responded by barraging the Gaza Strip with tank fire and air strikes.
At least 126 people have been killed in Gaza, including 31 children and 20 women.
In Israel, seven people have been killed, including a six-year-old boy and a soldier.
At the protest in London, a temporary stage was erected on Kensington High Street and organisers urged people to keep moving down the road as numbers continued to swell.
Husam Zumlot, Palestinian ambassador to the UK, said: “This time is different. This time we will not be denied any more. We are united. We have had enough of oppression.
“Today we are saying enough, enough with the complicity. Thank you for standing with us.”
The names and ages of children killed in the conflict were read out and a minute’s silence was then held.
People were told to move further down the road as a matter of crowd safety, and there were cheers as organisers told them the turnout was “the biggest pro-Palestine demonstration since 2014”.
Coloured smoke was set off along Kensington High Street and some demonstrators climbed on to buildings and bus stops, while dozens of officers from the Metropolitan Police lined nearby streets.
The Met said, as of 7.30pm, that officers had been continuing to engage with a small group of demonstrators who had remained at the scene.
It said two people had been arrested and subsequently de-arrested and that one officer was receiving treatment after sustaining a head injury.
The demonstration in London has been organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Stop The War Coalition, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Muslim Association of Britain.
A spokesperson for the organisers said: “It is vital that the UK Government takes immediate action.
“It must stop allowing Israel’s brutal violence against and oppression of the Palestinian people to go unpunished.
“The bombardment of Gaza which is killing civilians including children is a war crime.
“The UK Government is complicit in these acts as long as it continues to offer Israel military, diplomatic and financial support.”
Speaking about an operation earlier today, Lt Col Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said the military aims to minimise collateral damage in striking military targets.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said this week that Hamas will “pay a very heavy price” for its rocket attacks.