The leader of The Brexit Party, Nigel Farage, has been trapped on his Brexit Party bus during a visit to Rochester today after a group of people armed with milkshakes surrounded him.
Following his dairy-based drenching in Newcastle on Monday, Farage and his Brexit Party bus took to the streets of Dartford, Gravesend and Rochester to campaign ahead of tomorrow’s EU elections.
Farage initially encountered few problems in Dartford or Gravesend, with the Brexit Party leader speaking with locals and telling Kent Live that he was now “less worried about the milkshake saga“.
However, as he entered his final destination of the day in Rochester, three hooded men, reportedly armed with milkshakes, surrounded Farage’s bus.
As a result, The Brexit Party leader’s aides reportedly told him not to leave the bus, with his driver, Michael Botton, explaining to Kent Live:
“There are a couple of guys standing over there with milkshakes, they were going to throw them over him.”
“But the police are there, we’ve spotted them and now Nigel isn’t getting off the bus.”
And Kent Live’s reporter on the scene added:
“Eventually [Farage] did come off but he only stepped about a metre away and chatted to some supporters.”
“He got back on the bus very quickly.”
“In all the other places he stopped off and walked down the high street.”
Ironically, just before the incident in Rochester, Farage was quoted as saying:
“You can’t stop a mass movement with milkshake”
Yesterday, Paul Crowther, a 32-year old representative for Sky, was charged with common assault and criminal damage after the milkshake attack on Farage in Newcastle on Monday.
Crowther will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates Court on June 18.