Watch view of Cenotaph in London as Remembrance Day silence held amid protests

Watch a view of the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Day, where a two minutes’ silence was held peacefully at 11:00am.

Police are braced for hundreds of thousands of people descending on the capital for what is expected to be one of the largest political marches in British history on Saturday, which coincides with Armistice Day.

Rishi Sunak issued a plea for “unity” amid tensions over a pro-Palestinian march, which goes ahead on the day the UK marks the anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Concerns about the risk of counter-protests, particularly around the Cenotaph, were well founded, as scuffles broke out close by.

Scotland Yard will deploy nearly 2,000 officers across central London in a major policing operation over the weekend.

On the eve of the mass protest, the Prime Minister urged those taking part to do so “respectfully and peacefully” and to respect Armistice Day commemorations.