"It's a shame and un-British": Tory MP Sir Charles Walker rages at the police when they bundle a sprawled elderly woman into a van during a peaceful "anti-lockdown" protest outside Parliament
- Sir Charles called the police "an outrage" while watching their arrest on Tuesday
- He later appeared in the House of Commons and asked the Prime Minister to take care of it.
- & # 39; That's a shame. It's un-British. It is unconstitutional and this government, our Prime Minister, must end these injustices now, ”Sir Charles told the House
- Various reports said the 72-year-old woman protested the lockdown, others said vaccines
Tory MP Sir Charles Walker has been angry with "disgraceful and non-British" police officers when they bundled an elderly woman into a van for protesting outside Parliament.
The former chairman of the 1922 committee told officials that their actions were "an outrage" when he walked toward Portcullis House on Tuesday afternoon.
Various reports said the 72-year-old woman took part in either an anti-lockdown protest or an anti-vaccine demonstration.
Sir Charles broke up the incident and told the Commons: “I have just seen an elderly lady who was peacefully protesting with a handful of other people arrested and taken to a police car outside the Commons district with an outspread eagle.
& # 39; That's a shame. It's un-British. It is unconstitutional and this government, our Prime Minister, must end these injustices now.
Police drag the 72-year-old woman across the sidewalk when she was arrested in front of parliament on Tuesday
Sir Charles Walker called it "an outrage" when he turned to police officers who arrested the woman today
The protester is carried straddled to a waiting police car
Sir Charles Walker, Conservative MP for Broxbourne, gave him both barrels in the chamber this afternoon after seeing an elderly protester being removed by police
The woman is bundled up in a waiting police car on Tuesday afternoon
The elderly woman's head droops when officers take her to a police car
Sir Charles protests with police officers (left) before walking away and shaking his head (right)
“Madam Deputy Spokesperson, are you bringing the Prime Minister and / or the Home Secretary here today to sort this out?
"She was an old lady who was stripped of her dignity because she had the courage to protest the removal of her fundamental rights and those of my constituents and others."
When asked about the Rules of Procedure, Deputy Commons Spokeswoman Dame Rosie Winterton replied: “Thank the gentleman for his point of order. I can see that this is obviously an extremely stressful situation.
I will of course make sure the speaker (Sir Lindsay Hoyle) is aware of the honorable gentleman's comments.
"But I also know that we have ministers here who are sure to see that his comments and his very strong views on the incident that happened are reported back."
Tom Ridgway, who witnessed the incident, said: “I saw an elderly woman, apparently an anti-lockdown protester, being bundled into a police car in front of the entrance to Parliament at 2pm.
"I just saw one other protester yelling. It didn't seem like an organized protest."
As Sir Charles went over he said to the officers, “You must have mothers? What an outrage! Such a shame! It is an absolute shame. & # 39;
The Conservative was a staunch critic of Boris Johnson's coronavirus policies and voted against the recent national lockdown.
Sir Charles, the member of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, described the legislation as "further migration to an authoritarian coercive state".
Sir Charles (right) watches angrily as the elderly woman is stripped of her dignity (left)
The elderly woman was taken to the van by officers on Tuesday
Sir Charles watches with concern as the shocking incident unfolds
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “At 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 24th, police were present for a protest in Buckingham Gate, SW1.
& # 39; A group had come together to protest. The police investigated those present and explained the current restrictions on gatherings of more than two people.
Two women refused to get involved and were subsequently arrested for violating coronavirus restrictions.
A short time later, part of the group had gathered again in front of the Palace of Westminster. A third woman refused to comply, was arrested for violating coronavirus restrictions, and then became no longer cooperative with officials.
"She was taken into custody by the police."
(tagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) messages