A pro-Palestinian protester waved a penny at pro-Israel demonstrators and shouted “you only understand money”, before police placed handcuffs on him.

The Irish demonstrator wearing a Palestinian scarf was engaging in a heated argument during a protest against Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the UK on Wednesday.

In the short clip filmed outside Whitehall by the Zionist Federation UK, he tells pro-Israel demonstrators: “Here have a penny..” adding “you only understand money” a number of times.

Following the incident, police courted the protester, putting handcuffs on him.