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.”
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.
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.