Watch Jacob Rees-Mogg get ambushed by protesters at Conservative conference

LONDON — A Conservative conference event featuring backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was ambushed by anti-austerity demonstrators.

Protesters mobbed the Tory MP for North-East Somerset, with some holding placards saying “Tories Out.”

Watch the ambush below

Chaos at the Jacob Rees Mogg fringe – activists storm stage saying Tories out pic.twitter.com/cfDGNp7GLm
— Jessica Elgot (@jessicaelgot) October 2, 2017

Rees-Mogg attempted to bring calm to the fringe event, saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, let us have a proper and thoughtful debate.”

The MP, who has been touted as a leadership hopeful, was challenged directly over his views on abortions and food banks, the use of which he has previously called “uplifting.”

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