MP Bob Seely is calling on the government to ban pro-Palestinian marches this weekend that could disrupt Armistice Day or Remembrance Sunday events.
In recent weeks, protesters have been holding demonstrations in central London to seek an end to the Israel-Hamas conflict, and it is feared that they may disrupt remembrance events at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Mr Seely said while he is an advocate for freedom of speech, there was a time and a place for protests, and demonstrations that could potentially disrupt Armistice events were unacceptable.
He said: “Next weekend is the one weekend where we commemorate the sacrifices of those who served, were injured, and died in two world wars and conflicts since. It is a national act of remembrance, for individual men and women, their families, and the nation to honour those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“I think the overwhelming majority of people believe that protestors should show some respect. I agree with them. Freedom of speech and freedom to protest is not unlimited. There is a time and a place to protest, and I do not believe in London on Armistice Day is either the time or the place.”
Protests can be banned - or conditions imposed - under the Public Order Act once the Metropolitan Police have sought and gained permission from the Home Secretary.