An anti-fascist protester has covered EDL founder Tommy Robinson in a Strawberry milkshake while he was out canvassing for votes for the European Parliament elections in Bury.
Robinson, who is also known as Steven Yaxley-Lennon, is running for the European Parliament as an independent candidate for the North West of England.
The far right activist claimed ‘some Muslim supporter’ was behind the incident involving an unidentified assailant.
This is the moment Tommy Robinson was hit by a milkshake while on the campaign trail in Bury
The former English Defence League member is running for the European Parliament
The 36-year-old far right activist claimed ‘Muslim supporters’ were behind the attack
Robinson claimed he was attacked with a milkshake while out canvassing in Bury
Footage of the attack was widely shared online.
Earlier, a woman in Salford was caught on camera confronting Yaxley-Lennon on the street while canvassing.
In the footage, which has received hundreds of thousands of views after being re-uploaded on Twitter, Robinson talks to the woman about ‘Muslim grooming gangs’.
The woman, whose identity is not known, then responds asking if the former English Defence League leader is ‘just spouting a load of s***’ to get publicity.
Matthew Gaskell, who filmed the video outside a Salford shopping centre on Tuesday, told the Press Association the woman had also asked Robinson ‘why he was focusing on Muslims’.
She could also be heard accusing Robinson, 36, of ‘perverting the course of justice’, an apparent reference to his ongoing contempt of court case.
Robinson is accused of committing contempt by filming people in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on social media.
Yesterday, Robinson faced heavy criticism from a woman in Salford while he was again out canvassing for votes to become an MEP representing North East England
The Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC announced it was in the public interest to pursue proceedings, after a previous contempt finding against Robinson was quashed by the Court of Appeal in August.
Robinson pledged a ‘David versus Goliath’ battle to represent the ‘betrayed’ working classes as he announced his plans to run as an MEP last Thursday.
He will remain an adviser to Ukip leader Gerard Batten but was unable to run for the party due to its rule banning former EDL members from joining.