This video posted to Twitter by Paul Brown shows a group of protesters rushing toward the politician, before police stepped between the group and Gove. The group is heard swearing at and heckling Gove.
Local media reported the incident happened around 2 pm local time.
The Metropolitan Police issued a statement on the incident, saying: “We’re aware of a protest in Westminster today which is marching to a number of locations. During this protest, a group attempted to surround a Member of Parliament on Horseferry Road. Our officers were immediately on scene, where they safely escorted him to a nearby building.
“There were no arrests. We continue to escort the protest and will be working hard to disrupt any potential criminal activity,” police said.
The incident comes four days after another MP, Sir David Amess, was fatally stabbed during a meeting with constituents. Credit: Paul Brown via StoryfulInternet Explorer Channel Network