By: Jomana Aly
Bella Hadid surprised protesters on Oxford Street by joining them in an anti-Trump demonstration. The 21-year-old American model of Palestenian descent certainly stuck out amongst the crowd as she protested against the US president’s controversial move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Bella had been on Oxford Street promoting the luxury watch brand, modeling a Tag Heuer watch as she played the guest of honour at the VIP party. As she was driven away from the bash, Bella’s limo was held up behind the protesters, who had gathered outside the US Embassy near to Hyde Park. So instead of hanging around, Bella got out of the car and joined the march for a few minutes before getting back into her car, and heading off into the night.
Bella’s participation in the protest came just one day after she took to Instagram to voice her opinion on Trump’s decision, turning off her comments for the post. “Seeing the sadness of my father, cousins, and Palestinian family that are feeling for our Palestinian ancestors makes this even harder to write,” she said in her caption. “Jerusalem is home of all religions. For this to happen, I feel, makes us take 5 steps back making it harder to live in a world of peace.”