Every attempt is being made to stop us from speaking. Nigel Farage.
Nigel Farage's return to Scotland ends in chaos amid threats of 'violent' anti-UKIP demos
NIGEL Farage's return to Scotland has ended in chaos, with the Ukip leader having to scrap half his itinerary over fears of "violent" demonstrations while a senior member was sprayed with a fizzy drink by angry protesters.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage spoke with protesters during his trip to Aberdeen
Senior UKIP member David Coburn was soaked with a fizzy drink as a group of protesters confronted Mr Farage’s team and grilled them on their party policies outside a pub in Aberdeen.
Earlier, the UKIP leader had been due to have tea with Aberdeen Council deputy leader Marie Boulton in the city townhouse, but it was cancelled with barely 30 minutes' notice after a group of 15 anti-fascist and pro-independence activists gathered outside the city's Town House council building.
UKIP blamed the cancellation on threats of "violent" protests from "undemocratic yobs".
The group were also forced to change their press conference venue following a late cancellation by the Marriott Hotel, in Dyce, allegedly following reported threats by a group called the Aberdeen Anti-Fascist Alliance.
UKIP president in Scotland Lord Christopher Monckton said there is a problem with democracy in Scotland, a place where only "the party line" is permitted.
A protester threw a bottle of Coke at the senior UKIP activist
Anti-UKIP protests turned ugly in Aberdeen
Every attempt is being made to stop us from speaking.
Nigel Farage, Ukip leader
The controversial visit came just a month after Mr Farage was hounded out of a pub by protesters during an earlier campaign trip to Edinburgh.
The UKIP leader had endured a tense half-hour of abuse and heckling from pro-independence and anti-racist campaigners who called him "scum", a "racist" and a "bawbag."
Responding to the events yesterday, Mr Farage said: "There is this narrative, and we saw it in Edinburgh a month ago, and I also saw it on Question Time last week not just from the SNP but from a very senior journalist, saying that Ukip's voice shouldn't be heard here.
"So every attempt is being made to stop us from speaking.
"I've never come across anything like it in all of my life anywhere in Britain, Europe or the world for that matter.