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Man denies Hamas support at Whitehall protest

A man has denied expressing support for Hamas during a demonstration in Whitehall.

Urslaan Khan, 42, of Chrisp Street, Poplar, east London, appeared at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

He denied a single charged of expressing support for Hamas in a way that was “reckless as to whether a person to whom the expression was directed would be encouraged to support a proscribed organisation” during a protest last October 17.

The defendant, who wore Islamic dress, was granted conditional bail ahead of a further hearing on May 30.

A provisional trial has already been set for August 12 at the Old Bailey.