On Monday morning, Rishi Sunak traveled to a Jewish secondary school in north London. The British prime minister’s visit aimed to show, once again, his support for a community shaken by the horrors visited by Hamas upon Israel and the surge of antisemitic incidents in the UK which have followed in their wake.

“My heart aches for the people of Israel,” Sunak wrote in a condolence book during his visit to the school.

Forty-eight hours earlier, however, London had witnessed altogether different scenes as pro-Palestinian demonstrators took to the streets in what has been described as “a march of the evil, the ignorant and the stupid, joined together in Jew hate.”