A British MP expressed his concern on Tuesday over the arrest of a 72-year-old woman who had been part of a small peaceful protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London.
The woman, who was seen to be carried into the back of a police van, was taking part in what is believed to have been a small anti-lockdown protest.
Walker asked the deputy speaker of the House, Dame Rosie Winterton, to bring the prime minister and/or the Home Secretary Priti Patel to the House of Commons to "sort this mess out."
"She was an old lady, robbed of her dignity for having the courage to protest about having her fundamental rights and those of my constituents and others removed," Walker said.
The incident, which took place outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, seems to have involved two or three people who were peacefully protesting. It appears that after refusing to move and disband the protest, the lady was then forcibly removed by transport officers of the Metropolitan Police.
Walker, who is the former chair of the House of Commons Procedure Committee, has become an outspoken member of British politics of late, being opposed to the government's lockdown measures and voting against the recent national lockdown, alongside former Prime Minister Theresa May, who abstained, and former leader of the Conservative Party Ian Duncan Smith.
“A third woman refused to comply, was arrested for breaching the coronavirus restrictions, and then became uncooperative with officers. She was taken by police transport to custody.”