Disability rights protest in Parliament over cuts

Scores of disability rights campaigners are protesting inside Parliament against the Government's plans to axe the Independent Living Fund, which helps the severely disabled to live on their own.

There is a heavy police presence inside the lobby at Parliament as campaigners from Disabled People Against Cuts demonstrate during Prime Minister's Questions.

One woman was led away by police as she tried to get into the chamber at the House of Commons.

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".