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Farage attacked on city visit during campaigning

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 01, 2014

  • Mr Farage shortly after the attack

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage was hit by an egg thrown by a protester as he arrived on a campaign visit today.

Mr Farage arrived in Nottingham to rally support for his East Midlands candidates for the European elections, but as he got out of a car in the city centre he was hit by the egg.

He quickly got back into the car which drove off leaving supporters behind.

The man who threw the egg was holding a placard which said: “UKIP ... sad, scared, old men.”

The protester, who gave his name as Fred from Nottingham, said he carried out the attack because he does not agree with UKIP policies.

He was put into a patrol car by police and driven away.

Mr Farage then went to the Bell Inn near the city's town hall and ordered a pint of Robin Hood beer.

Nottinghamshire Police later confirmed a man from the city has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

A force spokeswoman said: “Police were called to a report of an assault in Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, at 1.30pm today. A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is in police custody.”

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  • Pink_Diesel  |  May 01 2014, 6:59PM

    Good. Farage is not God.

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  • bazablue  |  May 01 2014, 4:40PM

    why ask for comments then not post them?isnt it strange that all 3 parties have united and formed a group to combat ukip who wish to leave the eu,,,yet one party offers a referendum if elected,in which the vote could be to leave so it is obvious that the result is already decided or it will not be allowed at all!!!think about it!...

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  • bazablue  |  May 01 2014, 4:34PM

    this sort of thing convinces all our family that we are doing the right thing in supporting ukip when there are the likes of this man out there who obviously supports lying,thieving and paedophilia.....Im sure this paper doesnt support it yet has considerable coverage of nottingham incidents

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