Nigel Farage pelted with wet cement in Barnsley during Reform UK campaign trail

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after "coffee cups and wet cement" were thrown at Nigel Farage while on his campaign trail in Barnsley.

The Reform UK leader was travelling through Barnsley on an open top bus as part of his campaign trail, when objects were pelted at him. Farage shared a video of the incident on X, formerly known as Twitter, as he gave his thanks to South Yorkshire Police for their help.

The video shows Farage travelling through the town centre on an open-top bus as he is surrounded by both supporters and protestors. Farage waves to the crowd below before quickly ducking as what appears to be wet cement is thrown at him from a bin on a nearby construction site.

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The man then throws another object aimed at Farage, before running away from the scene. Officers from South Yorkshire Police can be seen chasing the man down the street. As one officer grabs the man responsible, people atop the bus can be heard clapping and cheering.

Farage shared the video alongside the caption: “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.”

He later told reporters he believes the objects were some wet cement and a coffee cup.

A spokesperson for 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 (Jun 11). It is believed that the man threw objects from a nearby construction area. A suspect was quickly detained and remains in police custody."

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