Furious DPAC protesters in wheelchairs block House of Commons entrance over benefit cuts

The MPs entrance to the chamber was blocked after the last PMQs before the summer break, as protesters chanted “no justice, no peace”

Furious protesters in wheelchairs blocked the MPs’ entrance to the House of Commons chamber today over cuts to benefits.

Campaign group Disabled People Against Cuts chanted “no justice, no peace” and “Tories out” as MPs tried to leave the final PMQs before the summer break.

Police formed a line at the entrance to the Members’ Lobby as some of the demonstrators demanded to talk to MPs.

The group said they wanted to stop cuts to social care and demanded the reintroduction of the independent living fund.

“This is a message to Theresa May – while we have no justice, you will have no peace,” they chanted.

“No more deaths from benefit cuts,” they added.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn greeted some 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.”

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