Police are investigating ‘assault’ report following anti-Nigel Farage protest in Ramsgate

The protest in Ramsgate Photo Adam Dark

Kent Police is investigating after reports that 11 people were assaulted on Saturday (3 June) in Ramsgate during a protest outside The Townley.

It is reported that at around 4.15pm in the High Street, a man threw liquid from a bottle over a group who were demonstrating against a visit by UKIP’s Nigel Farage.

Photo Adam Dark

Mr Farage was taking part in a group party meeting after visiting Ramsgate and Sandwich in support of UKIP PPC Stuart Piper.

Inside the meeting, UKIP councillors and supporters spoke  of their plans for the future.

As the meeting closed, the Stand Up To UKIP group protesting outside demanded  Mr Farage come out and face them but he was escorted away at speed.

The group, which included one man in a UKIP coffin, had earlier manned a stall in Ramsgate town centre before moving up to The Townley.

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Nobody has reported any injuries and the liquid has not been identified at this stage.

The culprit is described as white, aged 25 to 30 years old, of medium build, with long dark hair in a ponytail and a beard. He was wearing a black t-shirt with an image on the front, shorts and trainers.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Kent Police by calling 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/023225/17.

Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.