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50 MPs write to Met chief after Anna Soubry experiences angry mob and Nazi heckles

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Disgusting Nazi chants were directed at Anna Soubry, Conservative MP for Broxtowe and Remain campaigner, during live TV interviews yesterday. 

A staunch pro-Brexit mob sang as Soubry was being interviewed on College Green by the BBC's Simon McCoy, Ms Soubry was being asked about Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal and the delayed Meaningful vote. 

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As she tried to answer questions she was drowned out by the shocking chants which included "Soubry is a Nazi". The heckles were strongly condemned by the MP upon hearing them, "this is astonishing," she said, adding, "this is what has happened to our country".

The mob also taunted Soubry during a live interview with Kay Burley on Sky News, in the style of football chants they accused the MP of being a fascist and liar.  

Soubry, a strong Remain campaigner and critic of Theresa May's Brexit deal, is an advocate for a second referendum on EU membership. 

The political message of the protesters seemed clear: suggesting that Ms Soubry was a traitor for campaigning for a second referendum. 

The mob did not stop their harassment during her interview, as she walked to parliament Ms Soubry was followed by members of the protest group, which seemed to be made up of several angry men.  

One man in a yellow jacket appeared to be live streaming, putting his phone in front of Ms Soubry, while another repeatedly shouted directly at the MP, asking her why she was "going against them" - seemingly in reference to her campaign for a second referendum. 

More than 50 MPs have since written to the Met Police commissioner, urging the police to better tackle abusive and threatening protestors outside parliament. Ms Soubry herself has criticised police for failing to step in. 

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