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UKIP leader Nigel Farage was forced to leave an Edinburgh pub under police escort after being surrounded by protesters.
Bar staff were forced to clear the Canons Gait pub in Edinburgh after a Nigel Farage media conference was interrupted by protesters.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage was called "scum" by protesters as he tried to leave a pub in Edinburgh after protesters interrupted his media conference.
He tried to leave in a cab but it was surrounded by demonstrators. Officers escorted him back into the pub.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage was barricaded inside a pub after protests as he campaigned to promote his party's Scottish by-election candidate.
Mr Farage arranged a press conference in the Canons Gait pub in Edinburgh, but he was soon surrounded by dozens of protesters.
Bar staff were forced to clear the pub and the protest spilled outside, obstructing Mr Farage's exit.
Mr Farage attempted to make an escape by taxi, but protesters blocked its path.
Police eventually escorted him back into the pub and barricaded the doors against protesters.
He was finally removed from the scene in a police riot van at around 5.40pm.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been locked in an Edinburgh pub for "his own safety" as police escorted him through angry protests which had sprung up as he tried to launch his party's Scottish campaign.
Severin Carrell is The Guardian's Scotland correspondent and was at the scene in Edinburgh:
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UKIP leader Nigel Farage was escorted from an Edinburgh pub in a police riot van after being mobbed by rowdy protesters.