UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been given a police escort through an angry crowd in Edinburgh.
Leader of UK Independence Party Nigel Farage has been given a police escort through an angry crowd in Edinburgh, Scotland, calling him a Å“racist Nazi scum”.
Young demonstrators, including students and pro-Scottish independence activists, forced Farage to flee a press conference at the Canons’ Gait pub on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh as he tried to take his party’s anti-EU message to Scotland.
According to the reports, protesters blocked the path as UKIP leader attempted to make an escape by a taxi. The angry demonstrators were chanting slogans, demanding Farage to Å“go home to England”.
Being embarrassed in Edinburgh, Farage called on Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond to condemn the behavior and said the protesters were filled with Å“hatred of English”.
However, when asked if he condemned the demonstration against Farage, Salmond said, “If there’s been any law-breaking – and that’s yet to be established – then obviously we condemn that, as we always do in Scotland, but you’ve got to get things into context.”
“A student demonstration isn’t the Dreyfus trial,” he added.
Salmond also said that Scotland can do without UKIP, adding that the party dislikes everybody and knows Å“absolutely nothing about Scotland.”
Earlier in February, British Conservative cabinet minister Ken Clarke accused UKIP of being racist, saying that they have no positive policies and are merely “against” immigrants and foreigners.
This article originally appeared on : Press TV