British Police Charge 32-Year-Old with Assault for Tossing Milkshake on Nigel Farage

A 32-year-old man has been charged for hurling a milkshake at Britain’s Brexit Party leader, Nigel Farage.

“Northumbria Police said they had now charged a 32-year-old man, Paul Crowther, over the incident,” according to Reuters. “He is due to appear in court later on Tuesday.”

The man approached Farage before a campaign event for the European Parliament, the elections for which will be held between May 23 and May 26. Before Farage entered the building where he was set to speak, the man approached him and tossed a milkshake on him. This trend has become common, as violent left wingers have done the same to right wing political figures Carl Benjamin and Tommy Robinson.

Farage responded to the incident on Twitter.

“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,” he said.

Naturally, the political left has failed to disavow the violence. In fact, some have encouraged it.

“This should not need saying but apparently it does. Throwing a milkshake at someone is a non-violent act,” said Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk. 

Burger King tacitly endorsed using the tactic against right-wing politicians over the weekend.

“Dear people of Scotland. We’re selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun. Love BK ,” the company said in a Tweet.

https://twitter.com/BurgerKingUK/status/1129748114129215491


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