On Monday, Mrs Braverman met police chiefs from across the country to discuss plans to manage escalating nationwide protests.
Attendees included senior Met leaders and representatives from the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Defence, according to the Home Office.
They discussed how the marches could develop in the next few months, including what to do if there was serious disorder and how the courts would be able to process people charged with criminal offences.
On Monday Jonathan Hall KC, the independent reviewer of terror legislation, said there were concerns of “an extreme Right-wing terrorist backlash” if Saturday’s protest went ahead.
It later emerged that a number of far-Right football hooligan groups had vowed to hold a counter-demonstration on Saturday at which clashes were feared.
English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson, in one of his first posts since being allowed back on the Twitter/X social media platform, wrote: “Saturday 11/11/11 London, your country needs you.”
The Telegraph can also reveal that a former Hamas chief in the West Bank, Muhammad Sawalha, helped found the Muslim Association of Britain, one of the six groups organising the Armistice Day march. Three of the groups behind the march have directors who are linked to the proscribed terror organisation, with one director of the Palestinian Forum described as a “senior Hamas operative” and another from Friends of Al Aqsa having allegedly said they “salute Hamas”.
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, an activist organisation, said it was “deeply concerned” by the Met statement.
The group said members met with officers on Monday to finalise details of the route of the march.
“They asked us to consider not marching this Saturday and postponing for a week because of the sensitivity of this weekend,” the group said.
“It is categorically not true that the police told us that it was not appropriate to protest this weekend. They raised a concern about the possibility of breakaway groups leaving the march but were not able to provide any evidence as to why this risk would be increased on Saturday 11th November.”
They added: “The idea that it is acceptable for Israel to keep bombing and killing Palestinians in Gaza, including over 4,000 children, but not for people to protest peacefully against these crimes is grotesque.”
On Monday night, Mrs Braverman said she welcomed the Met’s statement.
“The hate marchers need to understand that decent British people have had enough of these displays of thuggish intimidation and extremism,” she said.