Tuesday 2 April 2019 1:03 AM UTC
LONDON April 2: Semi-naked climate change protesters interrupted a Commons debate on Brexit yesterday as they stripped off in the public gallery.
Several of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ group glued themselves to the window dividing MPs from the watching public in the biggest Commons security breach since 2014.
Labour MP Peter Kyle joked about the ‘naked truth’ as MPs’ attention was distracted from his speech by the demonstration.
Tory MP James Heappey defied Commons rules to photograph the dozen people, who had slogans including ‘climate justice act now’ and ‘eco collapse’ daubed on their backs.
Speaker John Bercow told MPs to ignore the demonstration and continue with the debate as they stood in a line with their backsides pressed against the security glass.
Most were wearing only thong-style underwear which left little to the imagination.
Savannah, an English literature student from Ladbroke Grove in west London, was one of the naked protesters.
She said: ‘A bunch of people glued themselves to the window in the public gallery.
‘Everyone stripped and two people were elephants and had climate crisis written on them.
‘We were pointing at them as the elephants in the room of the Brexit debate.’
Twelve climate change protesters were later arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency, Scotland Yard said.
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