Tuesday 9 June 2009

Right-wing leader pelted with eggs

Anti-fascist protesters hit British National Party (BNP) leader, Nick Griffin with eggs during an impromptu news conference outside parliament building in London, UK.
Griffin, who was elected over the weekend as an MEP for the North West of England, had been reacting to newspaper claims that his party had received less votes in the latest round of European elections when he was met with angry protesters chanting and waving banners reading, "Stop the fascist BNP."
Eggs were then thrown at the leader from behind before he was lead away by bodyguards.
Demonstrators continued to follow the leader to his car, hitting the vehicle with placards.
The BNP, which campaigns for a halt to immigration, voluntary repatriation of immigrants and British withdrawal from the European Union, has won local council seats but is not represented in the British parliament.

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