Nigel Farage brands HIV protesters ‘scum’ after being chased out of pub
Nigel Farage has branded protesters led by HIV activists as “scum” – for invading a pub where he was having lunch.
The UKIP leader was reportedly having lunch with his family in the Queen’s Head in Downe, Orpington this afternoon, when he was spotted by anti-UKIP protesters in fancy dress.
The group swarmed the pub, forcing the politician to flee in his car, with some jumping on his bonnet.
A UKIP spokesman says his children “fled and hid”. The protesters had initially claimed that Mr Farage was on his own – but later clarified they had seen “a blonde haired woman leaving with two children”.
Mr Farage said: “I hope these ‘demonstrators’ are proud of themselves. My children were so scared by their behaviour that they ran away to hide.
“A relative has gone to look for them, and they are not yet at home. These people are scum.”
The children have since returned home.
The protest was organised by HIV activist Dan Glass, who has previously taken issue with the UKIP leader’s comments about HIV.
When asked in October which kinds of people should be allowed to enter the UK, Farage replied: “People who do not have HIV, to be frank. That’s a good start.”
Mr Glass told PinkNews: “He was sitting on his own and left on his own. We didn’t see any kids. “UKIP are a con. They pretend to be anti-establishment but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
“By wrongfully shifting the blame for the economic crisis onto immigrants they have let the bankers off the hook.
“That is why so many diverse communities have taken our cultures to the heart of where they exist – Nigel Farage’s local pub. We will not succumb to their prejudice.
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“We will create the world we want to live in. A world beyond UKIP.
“We sympathise with people who feel alienated with the political system but a vote for UKIP really is the worst thing you could do to protest about the current state of this country.”
Protesters wore oufits referencing previous UKIP scandals – with some dressed as breastfeeding mothers.
(Photos: Mike Kear)
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