At least 17 people were arrested following the scuffles at a protest outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard said. According to the Metropolitan Police, five police officers were injured, and two of them were taken to hospital.

Anti-austerity protests
A large police presence met protesters outside Conservative campaign headquarters in Westminster.Reuters
Anti-austerity protests
Protesters threw bottles, cans and smoke bombs at riot police, shouting "No more f**king Tory cuts!" and "Tories – scum!"Reuters
Anti-Tory sentiments ran high at the protests
Anti-Tory sentiments ran high at the protests outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.Reuters
ominshambles placard
A placard referring to Omnishambles, first used in the BBC political satire The Thick of It. The word refers to a situation which is seen as shambolic from all possible perspectives.Reuters
Police and protestors clash
Violence flares between law enforcement and protestors, with accusations on social media of kettling by police.Reuters
Police officer injured
An injured police officer is helped by a coleague during clashes with demonstrators.Reuters
Protestor holds an anarchist flag
A protester waves an Anarchist flag and holds up a picture of Britain's Prime Minister David CameronReuters
Continuing protests
A warning of continuing protests as the Conservatives stay in power for another five years.Getty
Battles between protestors and police.
At least 17 people were arrested following the scuffles at a protest outside the Houses of Parliament.Reuters