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Police stop McDonald's from selling milkshakes near Nigel Farage rally



 Police stop McDonald's from selling milkshakes near Nigel Farage rally Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Police ordered a McDonald's in Scotland to stop selling milkshakes about fears people would like them about Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, staff said, after a flurry of incidents left prominent right-wing activists doused in the creamy liquid.

Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, was holding an event in Edinburgh on Friday ahead

But police were concerned that protesters would buy milkshakes from a McDonald's a few hundred meters away with the intention of pouring them on the hardline Brexite's head.

A milkshake-dunking movement in Britain began after video shot of a protest throwing a McDonald's milkshake about far-right campaigner Stephen Yaxley-Lennon

Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robins on, had the same drink thrown over him just days later at another event. Another protester tried to do the same to UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin, who was investigated by police on comments speculating about whether he should rape a female MP, but the liquid narrowly missed his head.

"We will not be selling milkshakes or ice creams tonight. This is a police request for recent events, "a printed sign in the McDonald's window read on Friday.

The chain's major competitor, Burger King, took a more lassez-faire approach to the movement after news of the McDonald's ban emerged

"Dear people of Scotland. We're selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun. Love BK #justsaying," they wrote on Twitter.

Farage's Brexit Party is tipped to take the most seats in the UK in the upcoming European Elections.

CNN has contacted McDonald's for comment.


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