Protesters in wheelchairs block MPs’ entrance to the Commons
From Sky News: Protesters in wheelchairs blocked the MPs’ entrance to the Commons chamber in a demonstration over Tory cuts to benefits.
Disabled People Against Cuts protesters chanted “no justice, no peace” as they gathered in the Central Lobby.
Police formed a line at the entrance to the Members’ Lobby as demonstrators demanded to speak to MPs.
The group said they wanted to end cuts to social care and demanded the independent living fund be reintroduced.
“This is a message to Theresa May – while we have no justice, you will have no peace,” the demonstrators chanted.
“No more deaths from benefit cuts,” they added.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn greeted members of the group and was met with a chorus of “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn”.
Claire Glasman, 56, from London, who is part of women’s disability group WinVisible, said: “People are suffering as a result of cuts to social care. People are dying as a result of neglect.”
The group clapped and cheered as they left following the protest, which lasted more than an hour.