Tory MP Sir Charles Walker has raged at ‘disgraceful and un-British’ police officers as they bundled an elderly woman into a van for protesting outside Parliament.
The former chair of the 1922 Committee told the officers that their actions were ‘an outrage’ as he walked across towards Portcullis House on Tuesday afternoon.
Various reports said that the 72-year-old woman was participating either in an anti-lockdown protest or an anti-vaccine demonstration.
Raising the incident as a point of order, Sir Charles told the Commons: ‘I have just witnessed an elderly lady peacefully protesting with a handful of other people be arrested and carried spread-eagle to a police van just outside the precinct of the House of Commons.
‘This is a disgrace. This is un-British. It is unconstitutional and this Government, our Prime Minister needs to end these injustices now.