Nigel Farage 'trapped on bus' surrounded by protesters holding milkshakes

Politician reportedly refuses to get off vehicle just days after being doused in the drink in Newcastle

Chiara Giordano
Wednesday 22 May 2019 18:56 BST
Nigel Farage hit by milkshake in Newcastle city centre

Nigel Farage reportedly got stuck on his Brexit Party campaign bus after people armed with milkshakes surrounded him.

The politician is said to have refused to leave the vehicle just days after he was covered in banana and salted caramel milkshake in Newcastle.

Three young men dressed in black with their hoods up were reportedly spotted in the crowd when the bus arrived in Rochester, Kent, on Wednesday, Kent Live reports.

Someone suggested they were carrying milkshakes and Mr Farage was told not to get off the bus, according to the newspaper.

The Brexit Party leader is said to have eventually stepped off the vehicle, but didn’t venture far to greet supporters.

Mr Farage was in Kent visiting Dartford, Gravesend and Rochester ahead of Thursday’s EU elections.

The politician’s security were leaving nothing to chance after he was doused in a £5.25 Five Guys milkshake in Newcastle on Monday.

He had just given a speech and was walking along a street when a man hurled the drink at him.

Mr Farage could be heard saying to his security “this is a failure” and “how did that happen” as he was ushered back to his car.

He later tweeted: “Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.

“For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.”

Northumbria Police later confirmed a 32-year-old man arrested at the scene had been charged with common assault and criminal damage.

Nigel Farage says normal campaigning is becoming impossible because people have been 'radicalised'

Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin have also been targeted by milkshakes in recent weeks.

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