Furious blind people joined residents in Sloane Square in Chelsea this morning to protest against a 'discriminatory' traffic system.
Angry shouts filled the air as around 50 people gathered in the famous square to voice their displeasure on the new-look Holbein Place.
Road markings and curbs have been removed from the busy thoroughfare as part of Kensington and Chelsea Council's continued attempts to 'de-clutter' the streets.
But residents claim it is dangerous, especially for those people who cannot see traffic streaming down the busy lane.
During the rally, in which colourful banners were waved and chants shouted, emotions reached boiling point.
One furious resident came storming up to London Assembly member and Conservative councillor Victoria Borwick, who is breaking ranks to oppose the Tory council's scheme.
Turning red with rage, the man shouted: "This road is incredibly dangerous and the people who we vote for can't be bothered to turn up. The leader of the council should be ashamed of himself."
The man then stormed off, watched by bemused onlookers, before narrowly avoiding being hit by a car.
Deputy leader Cllr Daniel Moylan also attracted criticism. The crowd first booed when his name was mentioned then broke into an enthusiastic chant of 'What do we want? Moylan out!'
Members of the Tax Payers' Alliance, Royal Borough pressure group Residents First!, and the West London Residents' Association were also on hand.
They were joined by partially-sighted and blind people from leading charities.
Jim Lewis, 33, from charity Sense, has been blind since birth. He said: "This is discrimination. Getting around is a nightmare and this is just a bad idea."
Another 'shared space' scheme is planned for the borough as part of a multi-million pound plan to improve Exhibition Road.
Kensington and Chelsea Council claims Holbein Place is now 'an attractive and generous space for visitors and residents, with vastly reduced delays in crossing the road.'
A council spokesperson added: “We believe that the new arrangements which, are being closely monitored, are suitable for less mobile and visually impaired pedestrians."
“The scheme represents a significant improvement for pedestrians. Our monitoring shows that the junction is working well with most drivers slowing down and giving way to pedestrians.
“We would emphasise that no design is considered complete until monitoring is finished and we would look to make adjustments should they be needed.”