The group Extinction Rebellion said the protest was an attempt "to draw politicians' attention to the climate and ecological crisis." Police officers removed the protesters, some of whom had glued their hands to a glass barrier. Police said they were arrested on suspicion of "outraging public decency."
Lawmakers continued debating Brexit, with some making reference to the disruption. Conservative legislator Nick Boles said "it has long been a thoroughly British trait to be able to ignore pointless nakedness."