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Nigel Farage calls anti-Ukip pub protesters 'scum'

Nigel Farage has branded anti-Ukip protesters who allegedly invaded a pub where he was having a family lunch as "scum".

Mr Farage said his children were so terrified during the incident that they "ran away to hide".

Farage's political rival Nick Clegg waded into the row, saying protesters should "leave his wife and kids out of it".

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Anti-Ukip protesters deny scaring Nigel Farage's children

A group of anti-Ukip protesters who invaded a pub where Nigel Farage was reportedly having lunch, forcing him to flee, have denied that he was with his children.

Protest organiser Dan Glass said: "He was sitting on his own and left on his own. We didn't see any kids".

Mr Farage called the demonstrators 'scum' after he said they scared his two young children and forced them to run away and hide. The children are now understood to have been found and returned home.

Anti-Ukip protesters in fancy dress waiting outside the pub for Nigel Farage to arrive. Credit: Mike Kear
Nigel Farage was pictured by protesters going to the pub and he appeared to be on his own. Credit: Levi Hinds
Protesters took pictures of Nigel Farage inside the pub before he was chased out. Credit: Mike Kear
Anti-Ukip protesters chased Nigel Farage out of the pub and surrounded his car. Credit: Levi Hinds

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