Nigel Farage Seeks Refuge On Bus As Milkshake Protesters Close In
British politician Nigel Farage was forced to take drastic measures to avoid another milkshake attack.
Farage was on the campaign trail ahead of Thursday's European Union Parliament elections, riding around Kent in southeastern England on his signature bright-blue Brexit Party bus.
But things didn't go to plan when Farage was forced to stay on the bus instead of mingling with locals after being stalked by a number of people carrying milkshakes.
Determined to avoid a repeat of Monday's events, where he was doused in a banana and salted caramel milkshake, Farage sought refuge in the safe confines of his election vehicle.
Following his tour of the Dartford and Gravesend areas on Wednesday local time, three young men wearing balaclavas with their hoods turned up and holding milkshakes were spotted by a Farage supporter.
Bus driver Micheal Bolton reportedly told the Kent Live website Farage decided to stay on the bus.
“There are a couple of guys standing over there with milkshakes, they were going to throw them over him. But the police are there, we’ve spotted them and now Nigel isn’t getting off the bus.”
Police arrived at the scene to monitor any danger the men with the milkshakes posed.
Farage did eventually get off the bus but remained cautiously close to the vehicle as he spoke to locals.
There has been a spate of 'milkshake attacks' on leaders across the UK. Farage himself was drenched in a milky beverage on Monday. The man who threw the shake Paul Crowther, 32, from Newcastle has since been charged with assault.
The Washington Post speculated on Tuesday that the milkshake attacks were inspired by the 'Egg Boy' and 'Egg Girl' protests on former Senator Fraser Anning and Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the last few months.
Nigel Farage was one of the engineers behind the 2016 'Leave' Brexit campaign. Farage was previously the leader of the eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP) before resigning in 2016.
Farage co-founded the populist and eurosceptic Brexit Party in January 2019. Since the party's official launch in April, just three members were selected to stand for the European Parliament elections which will take place on Thursday local time.
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