Boris shouts back at hecklers

Boris Johnson in Bristol.
Boris Johnson in Bristol. Photo: ITV News

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was forced to retreat to a cafe when he arrived in Bristol this afternoon.

A small group of protesters heckled and pursued him down the road after he arrived at the M-Shed.

Eventually London Mayor Boris Johnson shouted "Lefty t***ers" at protesters who had been heckling him.

He was responding to activists who screamed "Tory scum" at his entourage.

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He was visiting the city to support Conservative candidates for Bristol mayor and Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner in November.

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He spoke in support of the Tory candidates in the forthcoming mayoral and policing elections in the region.

Boris Johnson in Bristol.
Boris Johnson in Bristol. Credit: ITV News