Anger over British teachers’ response to pro-Palestine protests

Leeds headteacher forced to apologise after saying Palestinian flag was seen as ‘call to arms’

The recent Middle East conflict has prompted a wave of pro-Palestine protests in British schools and controversy over the staff response, with pupils being accused of antisemitism and one headteacher describing the Palestinian flag as a “call to arms”.

Mike Roper, the headteacher of Allerton Grange high school in Leeds, was after he claimed in an assembly that some people saw the flag as a “symbol of antisemitism”.