Nigel Farage, leader of Reform UK, encountered an aggressive crowd while campaigning in South Yorkshire. On Tuesday, Farage was on top of a campaign bus in Barnsley when objects were thrown at him, a moment he shared in a video on X, formerly known as Twitter. In his post, Farage declared, “I will not be bullied or cowed by a violent left-wing mob who hate our country.”

 

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South Yorkshire Police reported the arrest of a 28-year-old man on suspicion of public order offenses. The man allegedly threw objects from a nearby construction site, as stated by the police. Farage responded to the incident by saying, “These people want to stop my election campaign. That’s never going to happen.”

 

The video Farage posted shows a man in a red jacket hurling objects from a building site before being intercepted by construction workers. The suspect remains in police custody. A post to X shows the incident unfolding:

The incident occurred as Stand Up to Racism protesters confronted Farage during his speech from the campaign bus. Both Reform UK supporters and the protesters engaged in chants, creating a tense atmosphere in the town center. Despite warnings from the police, Farage stayed on the bus.

 

Farage had previously toured Hoyland, where he received a warmer reception. During his visit, he stopped by a beautician’s shop, joking with staff about having his nails painted. He also mingled with shoppers and humorously remarked about avoiding eggs after a recent incident in Clacton, where he was doused with a banana milkshake. A woman was later charged with assault for that attack. In 2019, Farage also faced a similar incident in Newcastle, where he was hit with a banana and salted caramel milkshake during a campaign walkabout.

 

Farage’s resilience in the face of these attacks underscores his determination to continue his campaign despite opposition.