Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage 'Milkshaked' by Remainer in Newcastle

European Parliament election

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage with a stick of rock in Canvey Island while on the European elections campaign trail

Interested in Brexit? Add Brexit as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Brexit news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Northumbria Police have charged a man with common assault and criminal damage following an incident in Newcastle yesterday at around 1pm.

"Police ordered a McDonald's in Scotland to stop selling milkshakes over fears people would dunk them over Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, staff said, after a flurry of incidents left prominent far-right activists doused in the creamy liquid", CNN International reported. The suspected culprit told the Press Association it was a £5.25 ($6.70, six euro) banana and salted caramel shake he bought at the local Five Guys hamburger chain store.

"It's a right of protest against people like him".

Ukip's Carl Benjamin and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson have suffered similar attacks.

Mr Farage, one of the leading figures in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, was covered in the milkshake at an event in the northern England city of Newcastle on Monday.

"For a civilised democratic nation to function in democracy, the loser has to give their consent".

Victory for veteran British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage in this week's European Parliament election will create a big headache for the European Union and the United Kingdom should exit the bloc as soon as possible, France's finance minister said on Tuesday.

After his arrest, he said he did not regret his actions, adding: "I was quite looking forward to it [the milkshake], but I think it went on a better goal".

"A 32-year-old man was detained at the scene and arrested by police". He had not planned the protest, but after buying the milkshake and seeing Farage nearby on an unannounced campaign visit, he saw the occasion his "only chance [to] protest".

It signed the post with the #justsaying hashtag. Burger King later sent a follow-up tweet, staying: "We'd never endorse violence - or wasting our delicious milkshakes!"

Downing Street said politicians had to be able to "campaign without harassment, intimidation and abuse".

Latest News