ANTI-VACCINE protesters attempted to storm the BBC’s London studios this afternoon.
Outside Studioworks White City, the former headquarters of the BBC, protesters shouted “shame on you, shame on you” as police prevented them from entering the building.
The anti-vaxx group has reportedly retaliated against the company for government plans to vaccinate those under 18. They had gathered in a park before the group headed to the studios, which are now mainly used by ITV for shows like Peston and Good Morning Britain.
Videos posted online showed heavy clashes as protesters pushed police forward in an attempt to enter the studios.
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TV presenter Charlene White said on Twitter that the protest took place while Loose Women was live.
She tweeted: “Many thanks to Andy and the security team at the TV Center.
“Protesters attempted to gain access to the building while we were live with @loosewomen – and we just left, for security reasons.
“Andy and his team were just amazing, thank you xx.”
She later added: “And also a huge thank you to the quick response from @metpoliceuk from London… it’s not an easy situation for them to deal with either.
“I don’t know what the protesters were hoping to accomplish, but all they would have found was me, Jane, Nadia and Penny on @loosewomen talking about menopause.”
A Met Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of a group of protesters who, having left Shepherds Bush Green shortly after 1:00 pm, are now gathered outside business premises in Wood Lane, White City.
“There have been no arrests, but officers are present and will continue to monitor the situation.”
A BBC spokesperson said the company does not comment on security issues.