The US Capitol was raided by Donald Trump supporters trying to prevent the confirmation of Joe Biden’s election victory. How close have protestors come to entering our own parliament?
— In May 2004, protestors calling for fathers’ access rights to their children threw a condom full of purple flour from the public gallery of the Commons, hitting the then prime minister, Tony Blair.
— Four months later, five pro-hunt protestors succeeded in entering the Commons chamber, after getting into parliament by posing as building contractors.
— In January 2008, protestors against airport expansion tried to storm parliament but got no further than hammering on St Stephen’s door.
— In June 2015, police formed a human chain to prevent disability campaigners wheeling their way into the Commons chamber.