Friday, May 02, 2014

Only Israel Has 'Price-Tag' Attacks


Nigel Farage was hit by an egg as he arrived in Nottingham as part of Ukip’s European election campaign.  He was struck as he got out of a car in the city centre after which he quickly climbed back in to the vehicle and drove off, leaving supporters behind. …A force spokeswoman said: "Police were called to a report of an assault in Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, at 1.30pm today. A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is in police custody."  He told the BBC: "Egg-throwing is a well-established form of political protest in this country. …Mr Farage has joined a select group of politicians who have found themselves at the end of an egg pelting protests over the years.  Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, was hit by an egg splattering on his head and jacket during visit to a south London street market…David Cameron was hit by an egg on the campaign trail in Cornwall in 2010 by a 16-year-old student…Nick Clegg, the deputy Prime Minister, was splattered with blue paint after a protester threw an egg filled with the liquid at him Glasgow in 2011.John Prescott, the then deputy Prime Minister, was hit in the face with an egg when he arrived at a rally and was then involved in a scuffle with the protester.  He fell back over a wall before being led to safety by police.

How come  they refer to that as 'price-tag' activity?


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