Anti-vaxxers invade London City Hall: Moment security guards remove Piers Corbyn and shrieking mob of science sceptics from Peoples’ Question Time event after audience member brands Covid a ‘hoax’ and ‘complete scam’
- Anna Clarke was interrupted as she chaired an event on Tuesday evening
- Londoners were asking Mayor Sadiq Khan and the London Assembly questions
- Audience member asked when the panel ‘was going to get in touch with reality’
- The audience member said Covid-19 pandemic was ‘complete scam’ and a ‘hoax’
- Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers was among the group and had to be removed
Piers Corbyn was last night forcibly removed from a Peoples’ Question Time event after an audience member branded the Covid-19 pandemic a ‘hoax’.
Anne Clarke, an Assembly Member for the London Borough Barnet and the London Borough of Camden, was chairing the event on Tuesday evening.
Footage of the event shows the moment former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s brother had to be removed by security officers as a band of anti-vaxxers forced the show to stop filming with their chants of ‘shame on you’.
The disruption began when an audience member asked Ms Clarke: ‘My question is when are you going to get in touch with reality and end the Covid hoax? The whole thing is a complete scam.’
Footage of the event shows the moment former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s brother had to be removed by security officers as a band of anti-vaxxers forced the show to stop filming with their chants of ‘shame on you’
She responded: ‘We’re not here to make speeches. Is this transport related? No, next question. Sir you’re wasting time.’
Piers Corbyn regularly attends rallies and protests against the Covid-19 pandemic, and earlier this week interrupted an NHS funding rally addressed by his brother.
At last night’s event the man continued shouting even after his microphone was taken away from him. He said: ‘You said you would answer every single question.’
Ms Clarke said: ‘There was no question. Move on please. Can we ask the guest to leave please.’
A group of anti-vaxxers then erupt into a chant of ‘answer the question’ as filming grinds to a halt.
Others stood at the back shout ‘this is a democracy’, ‘answer the question’ and ‘disgusting’.
Ms Clarke added: ‘Covid deniers in the back please sit down or you will be asked to leave.’
Piers Corbyn had to be bundled out of the event by security officers on Tuesday
Another chant of ‘shame of you’ begins as a bewildered Ms Clarke said: ‘Can we please get Piers Corbyn and his friends out of here. We’ll just wait for these people to leave. Thankyou everyone for your patience.’
The free event – which audience members could sign up for online – had been an opportunity for Londoners to ask Mayor Sadiq Khan about his plans for the capital’s future.
A description of the evening read: ‘This is your chance to hear the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the London Assembly, talk about their plans and priorities for the city.
‘Hot topics on the night include; transport, policing and safety, air quality and the environment, housing and London’s economic recovery.’