Lively atmosphere as Londoners say "stop the coup" and sing anti-Boris after announcement to shut down Parliament

Protesters gathered across London on Wednesday (August 28) afternoon after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his request to Queen Elizabeth for Parliament to be suspended, which was approved.

Protesters sang “Nobody voted for Boris” as a trumpet plays to the tune of Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes a tune is widely associated with a pro-Jeremy Corbyn chant.

A large number of protesters stormed the media pen outside the Parliament around 6 p.m. local time. The area had been cordoned off to members of the public by the police.

Police officers on the ground told media that they estimated between1,000 and 1,500 protesters were in the area. The Metropolitan Police press office declined to give an estimate of the number of protesters.

"We have an appropriate policing plan in place," a spokesperson for the Met police told media.

A group later moved to the gates of Downing Street, blocking off Parliament Square on their way. Protesters were heard shouting, “Boris is a liar” and “Bring him down.”