An anti-vaxxer mob encircled the Communities Secretary Michael Gove and screamed abuse at him, before police managed to usher him into a nearby building and push back the crowd
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Cabinet minister Michael Gove was surrounded by a mob of anti-vaxxers in Westminster today.
The Communities Secretary was escorted away from a protest by police after he was approached by a group of demonstrators.
Footage shared on social media showed a number of people with video cameras surround Mr Gove.
Several police officers then encircle the protesters and move them back before guiding Mr Gove into a nearby building.
The crowd shouted ‘f***ing f**ny’, ‘f***ing idiot’ and ‘do your job’ at the minister while trying to block him as he walked along the street.
One of the ‘pro-freedom’ demonstrators asked the Tory MP how he justified the ‘illegal lockdowns that have been pushed on this country’.
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The mob then chanted ‘we shall not be moved’ as Met Police officers ushered Mr Gove into a building and blocked off the entrance.
One officer was seen pushing a member of the mob away as Mr Gove entered the building.
The Metropolitan Police tweeted: “We’re aware of a protest in Westminster today which is marching to a number of locations.
“During this protest, a group attempted to surround a Member of Parliament on Horseferry Road.
“Our officers were immediately on scene where they safely escorted him to a nearby building.”
It comes just four days after Tory MP Sir David Amess was fatally stabbed at his constituency surgery in Essex.
Concerns have been raised about the safety of MPs following Mr Amess’s killing, with the Home Secretary considering whether to station officers outside surgeries in the future.
Sir David, 69, was killed at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday.
Ali Harbi Ali, 25, is accused of stabbing to death the veteran MP.
Ali, who is currently being held at a London police station, is a British national with Somali heritage.
Mr Ali is alleged to have travelled more than 50 miles from his home in North London to the constituency event in Essex ahead of the killing.
Counter-terrorism officers descended on his Kentish Town flat and his childhood home in Croydon, South London, at the weekend.
British-born Mr Ali is a former NHS worker, according to a neighbour.
His father Harbi Ali Kullane, a former adviser to Somalia’s PM, told The Sunday Times : “I’m feeling very traumatised. It’s not something that I expected or even dreamt of.”