An incensed Tory MP was filmed ranting at police after witnessing them bundling an aged girl right into a van for protesting outdoors Parliament.
The previous chair of the 1922 Committee, Sir Charles Walker, advised the officers their actions had been ‘an outrage’ as he walked in direction of Portcullis Home in London yesterday afternoon.
It’s believed the 72-year-old girl was taking part both in an anti-lockdown protest or an anti-vaccine demonstration.
Elevating the incident as some extent of order, Sir Charles advised the Commons: ‘I’ve simply witnessed an aged woman peacefully protesting with a handful of different individuals be arrested and carried spread-eagle to a police van simply outdoors the precinct of the Home of Commons.
‘It is a shame. That is un-British. It’s unconstitutional and this Authorities, our Prime Minister wants to finish these injustices now.
‘Madam Deputy Speaker, will you convey the Prime Minister and/or the Residence Secretary right here as we speak to type this out?
‘She was an previous woman robbed of her dignity for having the braveness to protest about having her basic rights and people of my constituents and others eliminated.’
Deputy Commons speaker Dame Rosie Winterton responded: ‘I thank the honourable gentleman for his level of order. I can see that that is clearly an especially distressing state of affairs.
Officers had been seen bundling a 72-year-old girl right into a police van (Image: Rex)
The incident occurred yesterday outdoors Parliament (Image: Rex)
The previous chair of the 1922 Committee, Sir Charles Walker, was a witness to what occurred (Image: PA)
‘I shall in fact make sure that the Speaker [Sir Lindsay Hoyle] is conscious of the honourable gentleman’s feedback.
‘However I additionally know that we’ve got ministers right here who I’m positive will make sure that his feedback are fed again and his very robust views on the incident that occurred.’
Witness to the incident, Tom Ridgway, stated: ‘I noticed an aged girl, apparently an anti-lockdown protester, being bundled into the again of a police van at 2pm outdoors the doorway to Parliament.
‘I solely noticed one different protester who was shouting, it didn’t appear to be an organised protest.’
As Sir Charles walked throughout he was filmed telling the officers: ‘You could have moms? What an outrage! What a shame! That is an absolute shame.’
The MP raised the problem as some extent of order within the Commons yesterday (Image: Rex)
He was incensed and advised cops it was an ‘outage’ (Image: Rex)
Police stated the lady was uncooperative with following coronavirus guidelines, which is why she was arrested (Image: Rex)
The Conservative has been a heavy critic of Boris Johnson’s coronavirus coverage, and voted towards the latest nationwide lockdown.
Sir Charles, MP for Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, described the laws as a ‘drift additional into an authoritarian, coercive state’.
In a press release, the Metropolitan Police stated: ‘At 1pm on Tuesday, November 24, Police had been on scene at a protest in Buckingham Gate, SW1.
‘A bunch had come collectively to protest. Police engaged with these current and defined the present restrictions round gatherings of greater than two individuals.
‘Two ladies refused to interact and had been subsequently arrested for breaching the coronavirus restrictions.
‘A short time later a part of the group had re-gathered outdoors the Palace of Westminster.
‘A 3rd girl refused to conform, was arrested for breaching the coronavirus restrictions after which grew to become uncooperative with officers.
‘She was taken by police transport to custody.’
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