A police operation is planned as a protest march takes to the city centre later today (Saturday).
It comes on what is set to be one of the busiest shopping days in York this year. Today is one of the three remaining Saturdays with the festive market in operation before Christmas.
The York Palestine Solidarity Campaign is organising the demonstration urging a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war and “justice for Palestine”.
It is due to begin in St Helen’s Square at 1pm.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “North Yorkshire Police is aware of a planned protest march that will take place through pedestrianised areas of York on the afternoon of Saturday 2 December.
“A policing operation has been put in place to ensure the safety of members of the public including residents, visitors, local businesses and protestors.
“Everyone has the right to peaceful and lawful protest and the police service’s role is to ensure it passes peacefully and lawfully while balancing it with the rights of others, seeking to minimise disruption and keep the public safe.”