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‘Palestine badge’ incident prompts parent protest at Barclay Primary School

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Barclay Primary School in Leyton has closed after parents staged a protest following a teacher reprimanding an eight-year-old boy for wearing a Palestine flag on his coat, reported The Independent.

Parents gathered outside the gates of the East London school on Thursday morning to protest. Crowds chanted “education is under attack” as they stood with pro-Palestine placards and banners.

The Lion Academy Trust – which runs several schools including Barclay Primary School – has denied all allegations.

They said they had closed the school early for Christmas break in light of “escalating threats against staff and the school”.

The row was initially sparked after parents said they received a letter from the school reprimanding them for allowing their children to wear the colours of the Palestinian flag to Children in Need day on 15 November.

Read more on The Independent.

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