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June 17, 2019

Police asked Scotland McDonald’s to stop selling milkshakes near Brexit leader’s rally after recent dairy-throwing incidents

May 19, 2019
McDonald’s milkshake

Police told a McDonald’s near Edinburgh, Scotland, to not sell milkshakes on Friday evening over concerns that they would be thrown at Brexit leader Nigel Farage who was speaking nearby.

A sign appeared in the window of a McDonald’s just a few hundred feet from where Farage was speaking. It read, “We will not be selling milkshakes or ice cream tonight. This is due to a police request given recent events.”

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Scott Macdonald, online coordinator for the Scottish Socialist Party posted a photo of the sign, writing “The McDonald’s next for the Farage demo. Someone clearly got wind.”

A McDonald’s spokesperson confirmed to The Guardian that they stopped the sale of milkshake and McFlurry products on Friday evening.

Another far-right campaigner, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon a.k.a. Tommy Robinson, had milkshakes thrown on him twice in two days earlier this month. And right-wing activist Carl Benjamin was also targeted last week by two men who tried to douse him with a milkshake but missed.

Nigel Farage speaks during the launch of the Brexit Party's European election campaign, Coventry, England, Friday, April 12.
Nigel Farage speaks during the launch of the Brexit Party’s European election campaign, Coventry, England, Friday, April 12. (Rui Vieira/AP)

McDonald’s competitor Burger King took the opportunity to let customers know that they could still get a milkshake from them.

“Dear people of Scotland. We’re selling milkshakes all weekend,” Burger King UK wrote. “Have fun. Love BK. #justsaying”

They followed up with a tweet to clarify that they shouldn’t be thrown at politicians.

“We’d never endorse violence — or wasting our delicious milkshakes! So enjoy the weekend and please drink responsibly people.”

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