Watch the moment a protester throws a milkshake over a furious Nigel Farage

Watch the moment a protester throws a milkshake over a furious Nigel Farage
Nigel Farage escorted away by security after the attack. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Nigel Farage had milkshake thrown at him by a protester during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle today.

The Brexit Party leader has become the latest victim of the form of protest that has hit a number of right-wing candidates in the run up to European elections this week.

Ukip’s Carl Benjamin and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson have both been targeted in 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.

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (R) has what is thought to have been a milkshake thrown over him as he visits Northumberland Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne during a whistle stop UK tour on May 20, 2019 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. His visit to Newcastle comes ahead of the 2019 European elections in the United Kingdom which will take place on May 23. The Brexit Party, a pro-Brexit Eurosceptic political party formed in 2019, is reported to be polling in front of Labour and the Conservatives for the European parliament elections. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Nigel Farage escorted away by security after the attack. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

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.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault, Northumbria Police said.

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

‘My only chance’

Paul Crowther, 32, from Throckley, Newcastle, said it was a £5.25 Five Guys banana and salted caramel milkshake.

He said: “I didn’t know he was in town, I thought this is my only chance.”

Mr Crowther said he saw there was a Brexit Party event in the city centre, thought it was an MEP and then saw Mr Farage.

He explained: “It’s a right of protest against people like him.

“The bile and the racism he spouts out in this country is far more damaging than a bit of milkshake to his front.”

Nigel Farage after he was doused in milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 20, 2019. 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. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Farage. Photo credit should read: Tom Wilkinson/PA Wire
Nigel Farage after he was doused in milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle.e. Photo: Tom Wilkinson/PA Wire

Mr Farage 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.”