“We will not be selling milkshakes or ice cream tonight”

Nigel Farage attends a rally with the Brexit Party’s European election candidates at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on May 17, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Source: Paul Bois

Apparently, milkshakes are a popular item for violent political demonstrators in Scotland to throw at right-wing politicians with whom they disagree. According to CNN International, police have ordered a McDonald’s in Scotland to stop selling milkshakes while Brexit champion Nigel Farage campaigns nearby.

“Police ordered a McDonald’s in Scotland to stop selling milkshakes over fears people would dunk them over Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, staff said, after a flurry of incidents left prominent far-right activists doused in the creamy liquid,” CNN reported. “Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, was holding an event in Edinburgh on Friday ahead of next week’s European elections.”

With a McDonald’s just a “few hundred meters” away, police feared that it would become the base-camp for violent demonstrators to stock up on a milkshake arsenal.

“We will not be selling milkshakes or ice cream tonight,” a sign reads in the McDonald’s window. “This is due to a police request given recent events.”

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