The Tory MP and former 1922 committee chair Charles Walker appears to have become involved in a lockdown protest outside Parliament today. The MP was outside the House of Commons when he witnessed an elderly woman being arrested by police.
In response, Walker told the officers that their arrest was an ‘outrage’ and was not necessary:
— Tom Ridgway (@Tridg98) November 24, 2020
MP Charles Walker fuming as elderly protester bundled into the back of a police van outside Parliament pic.twitter.com/kkXl2gkCcv
Walker then appeared in the House of Commons to make a point of order. He said that the woman had been taking part in a peaceful protest outside Parliament before she was carried ‘spread-eagle’ to a police van. He described the arrest as a ‘disgrace, un-British’ and ‘unconstitutional’ and called on the Prime Minister or Home Secretary to answer questions about the arrest.
— Louis Harris-White (@lharriswhite) November 24, 2020
Sir Charles Walker: "This is a disgrace. This is un-British. It is unconstitutional." pic.twitter.com/P3tZ20CO2O