Cops ask McDonald’s to halt milkshake sales while Farage is in town
The former UKIP leader was in town to speak at the Corn Exchange for a Brexit Party campaign rally on Friday evening. Signs informing customers of the milkshake and ice-cream ban were posted in a nearby branch in Chesser.
The McDonald's next to the Farage demo. Someone clearly got wind. pic.twitter.com/kHETQ66TOq— Scott Macdonald (@scott_eff) May 17, 2019
The milkshake clamp-down follows a spate of beverage-based attacks on far-right activist Tommy Robinson and UKIP MEP candidate Carl Benjamin.
The milkshake protest started with Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who was targeted with a McDonald’s milkshake in Warrington in footage that quickly went viral. Robinson’s second dairy attack came soon after, during a visit to Greater Manchester while on the campaign trail.
Benjamin was “milkshaked” three times in as many days when he was visiting constituents in Cornwall, Plymouth, and Devon.
McDonald’s rival Burger King appeared to take the opportunity to fill a gap in the market by letting customers know via Twitter they will be selling milkshakes “all weekend.”
Dear people of Scotland.— Burger King (@BurgerKingUK) May 18, 2019
We’re selling milkshakes all weekend.
Love BK #justsaying
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