MPs stage Commons protest ahead of prorogation of Parliament

A group of MPs have staged a protest in the House of Commons as the official ceremony to suspend Parliament took place.

Signs with “silenced” written on them were held by some Labour MPs, including Clive Lewis (Norwich South).

Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton Kemptown) appeared to try to hold on to Speaker John Bercow at the point he was requested to lead MPs to the Lords, with doorkeepers intervening.

Shouts of “shame on you” could be heard as Government MPs left the Commons to head to the House of Lords for the prorogation ceremony.

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