By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor
BBC’s Norman Smith was told live on air that he had to stop filming during a protest by disability groups today. Smith, assistant politics editor, was talking live from the central lobby as the crowd chanted in the background.
Then a robed member of Parliamentary staff ordered him to stop filming while the protest took place. Disability campaigners were staging a noisy protest after the PM refused to apologise for trying to slash benefits to disabled people.
Police blocked the entrance to the Commons chamber as around twenty protesters held up banners and chanted ‘no more death from benefit cuts’.
“Shocking that authorities have banned broadcast of vulnerable people protesting against welfare cuts outside,” wrote SNP MP Dr Paul Monaghan on Twitter.
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