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The Leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, was attacked when he arrived in Kent this afternoon. The MEP was in Cliftonville to address supporters.
A small but hostile crowd was outside. And in the demo, Mr Farage - who is still recovering from a major operation - was hit over the head with a placard.
Police have interviewed the UKIP leader and protesters about the assault. Nigel Farage told
our Political Correspondent , Phil Hornby, he found the event frightening.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been speaking to ITV Meridian's Phil Hornby about the moment he was confronted by angry protesters in Kent.
During the scuffle he was hit over the head with a placard.
Mr Farage also gave his reaction to UKIP member David Silvester, who blamed the recent flooding on the government's decision to legalise gay marriage.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage was hit over the head with a placard by angry protesters when he arrived in east Kent this afternoon.
The South East MEP was in Cliftonville in Margate to address supporters at a seaside hotel. He has been interviewed by police about the incident.