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Nigel Farage has objects thrown at him from construction site while on open top bus

A protester has hurled objects at Nigel Farage during a campaign trail in South Yorkshire.

The Reform UK leader was waving at supporters from the top of his party’s battle bus in Barnsley town centre on Tuesday when the incident occurred.

Mr Farage said he believed the objects were some wet cement from a work site followed by a coffee cup. He narrowly missed the objects.

A man in a red hoodie could be seen shouting from a work site below, before reaching into a bucket and throwing something else, which also missed.

The man was then seen being dragged away by people in green high-vis jackets and apprehended by a police officer.

Mr Farage said he had been warned by police not to get off the bus.

Asked how he felt, Mr Farage added: “Me? I’m used to it. I don’t like it, of course not, this is stopping me doing what I want to do. “I’m at my best going out, meeting people and talking to them, having a debate with them, going around the pubs or whatever I do.

He posted the footage on X, saying: “My huge thanks to South Yorkshire Police today.

“I will not be bullied or cowed by a violent left-wing mob who hate our country.”

The politician shared a video which showed a man in a red jacket throwing objects from a building site before being tackled by police.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of public order offences following the incident.

South Yorkshire Police said: “We have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of public order offences following disorder in Barnsley town centre today.

“It is believed that the man threw objects from a nearby construction area.

“A suspect was quickly detained and remains in police custody.”

Speaking just before the incident, Mr Farage accused the Conservative Party and its manifesto of “lies”.

“I’m sorry to use this word – more lies, more lies.

“In 2010, 2015, 2017, 2019, they told us they would reduce immigration and they’ll be saying the same thing today.

“They’re also saying today they’re going to reduce tax.

“Well, hang on. The tax burden has now risen. It’s the highest it’s been since 1948.

Xural.com

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