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Man arrested outside office of Labour MP Jess Phillips | The Guardian |

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence following an incident outside the constituency office of the Labour MP Jess Phillips, in which the suspect is reported to have banged on the windows and shouted "fascist".

Phillips, who represents Birmingham Yardley, said her staff had to be locked in the office while the man tried to smash the windows.

She told LBC Radio: "I've only just heard about it myself, but my staff had to be locked into my office while the man tried to smash the windows and kick the door, I believe.

"I don't know what I can say because the man has been arrested. But he was shouting that I was a fascist, apparently."

West Midlands police confirmed a 36-year-old man had been arrested outside the office on Yardley Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham.

The incident came after Phillips tabled an urgent question to the Commons on the subject of inflammatory language.

Phillips has frequently spoken about the abuse she has received at the hands of internet trolls, including threats of rape.

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What an a$$hole ... kick his butt out of politics!  :-(

by Oui on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 08:22:26 PM EST

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