Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during campaign walkabout

Nigel Farage has been doused in milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle.

Monday, 20th May 2019, 1:49 pm
Updated Monday, 20th May 2019, 2:49 pm
Nigel Farage after he was doused in milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle.

The Brexit Party leader became the latest victim of a protest which has seen other European election candidates such as Ukip's Carl Benjamin and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson suffer similar attacks.

Mr Farage was led away by security as a person was dragged away by a Police Community Support Officer and was later seen in handcuffs.

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The politician had just given a short speech at the city's Monument as part of a tour of the country ahead of polling day on Thursday.

Last week, police apparently ordered a McDonald's outlet near a Brexit Party campaign rally to stop selling milkshakes and ice cream, the restaurant's staff have said.