Disabled protesters have tried to storm the House of Commons chamber while David Cameron led Prime Minister's Questions.
Around 50 police officers clashed with the activists today as the heart of Westminster went into lockdown - even though the weekly grilling continued as normal.
The protest happened with only six days left until the closure of the Independent Living Fund, which supports Britain’s most disabled people.
It'll shift the responsibility for the benefit to councils, which are already struggling with a 26% funding cut - and campaigners fear it will cut off support for more than 17,500 disabled people.
Their protests - backed by Coronation street stars - came to Westminster's Central Lobby today.
In noisy scenes police lined up outside the entrance to the chamber to stop the protesters, including around 10 in wheelchairs, from getting in.
One protester said he had his hand on the door to the chamber but that wheelchair users were dragged back.
One woman and her carer were thrown out of the Commons by police, but no one was arrested.
The incident was filmed by one of the carers of one of the disabled people involved in the protest. “I don’t think it should be kept a secret what happened here,” she said.
Andy Greene said that police had damaged his wheelchair.
John McDonnell MP, a long time supporter of the Save ILF campaign hailed the protesters as “extremely brave”.
“When Parliament fails people and government refuses to even debate the issue of the ILF, people have no other resort but to take direct action,” he said.
“I wholeheartedly support the direct action today. I think people have been extremely brave. I congratulate them on their courage and determination.”
Another protester, Mary Johnson, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, said: "We tried to get down there because the Government needs to listen.
"We tried to get into the chamber but we were stopped by police."
She said she witnessed one protester being "dragged away by police" claiming officers' behaviour was "disgusting" and that they had been "pushing wheelchairs around".
The protesters were from a group called Disabled People Against Cuts, which is campaigning against the end of the Independent Living Fund.
One participant, Debbie Jolly, said police had stopped members of the protest from taking pictures.
She said she had surrounded the chamber with 'deafening shouts' - which didn't come through on the official Commons audio feed.
She added: "Police been accused of being rough but everyone fine."
Dubbed Cameron’s Cruellest Cut, the cut to the Independent Living Fund was set to be halted after disabled people won a High Court action.
But the Department for Work and Pensions has proceeded with the closure.
“As of July 1, disabled people have no idea where their support is coming from,” said Ellen Clifford of DPAC.
“A round of FoI requests has show that the majority of councils have no idea how they are going to support disabled people once the ILF closes.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were aware of an organised lobbying of MPs in the Central Lobby of the House of Commons by a protest group today, 24 June.
"At around 12:20hrs officers were alerted to the protesters attempting to enter the Commons chamber.
"Officers prevented this. One person and their carer were ejected from the Palace of Westminster for disorderly behaviour. No one was arrested.
"Orderly protesters were allowed to remain in the Central Lobby to continue their lobbying of MPs..
"The Parliamentary business in the Commons Chamber was not interrupted.
"Public access to the Central Lobby was restricted for around 30 minutes whilst officers dealt with the situation.
"At no point was security compromised."
Originally published on Mirror Online.