Police shut down anti-Brexit protest calling Boris Johnson a 'national disgrace'

Police officers speak to an anti-Brexit protester at the gates of Downing Street, London

Police officers speak to an anti-Brexit protester at the gates of Downing Street, London - Credit: PA

Police have shut down a protest from long-time anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray, who was camped outside Downing Street ahead of an announcement on a deal.

As the media descended outside Number 10 waiting for a statement from the prime minister, cries of “Boris Johnson – a national disgrace” from beyond the gates of Downing Street.

Bray is continuing his protest near the Foreign Office and began shouting shortly after loud music was played over a speaker system.

He shouted: “Boris Johnson – a liar, a cheat, a charlatan.

“Boris Johnson – a national disgrace.”

Police were seen speaking to the protester shortly after, turning him away before Johnson's press conference.

An anti-Brexit protester shouts from outside the gates of Downing Street, London

An anti-Brexit protester shouts from outside the gates of Downing Street, London - Credit: PA

The SODEM campaigner told Twitter it was an "abuse of their power" to silence him.

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