Nigel Farage, the leader of Reform UK, appears to have been targeted by objects thrown at him whilst on the campaign trail in South Yorkshire. In a video posted on social media, objects can be seen being thrown at him whilst he was on top of a bus in Barnsley on Tuesday. Mr Farage wrote that he would not be intimidated by the “violent left-wing mob who hate our country”. South Yorkshire Police has confirmed that a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

According to a statement issued by the police, it is believed that the man threw objects from a nearby construction area. The video posted by Mr Farage on his social media account shows a man in a red jacket throwing the objects before being stopped by construction workers. The man was later detained by police and remains in custody.

The incident occurred as a group of Stand Up to Racism protestors interrupted Mr Farage while he was speaking from the bus. Reform UK supporters and Stand Up to Racism campaigners both chanted against each other as crowds surrounded the vehicle in the town centre. The police had warned Mr Farage not to leave the bus.

Whilst touring Barnsley, Mr Farage visited a beauticians and posed with staff whilst joking about having his nails painted. He also spoke with shoppers at a market stall selling eggs, joking that after having a milkshake thrown at him last week, he did not want eggs to be the next thing thrown at him. Last week, Mr Farage had a banana milkshake thrown on him whilst campaigning in Clacton. A woman was later charged with assault.

This is not the first time Mr Farage has had objects thrown at him whilst campaigning. In 2019, whilst on a campaign walkabout in Newcastle, he also had milkshakes thrown at him

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