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Reform leader Nigel Farage has hit out at “violent youngsters” attempting to disrupt his campaign after he had wet cement hurled at him while on the campaign trail earlier today.

Farage took to X to share footage of the incident that happened during his trip to Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

South Yorkshire Police have since arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of public order offences.

Speaking shortly after the incident, Farage said: "I tell you what I'm worried about, if you think about this, a week after we commemorate D-Day, which was done so that we could live in a democracy, where we can agree to disagree, we can be very passionate, but agree to disagree, what we've now got is a mob that want to close down all debate.

"A mob that are prepared to use violence to achieve their goals and that for a democratic country is very, very worrying indeed."

He added: "I'm used to it. I don't like it, of course not. This is stopping me doing what I want to do. I'm at my best going out meeting people and talking to them, having a debate with them. You know, going around the pubs or whatever I do.

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"These violent youngsters are stopping me, it's very, very frustrating.”

It’s not the first time this campaign Farage has been subject to objects being hurled at him.

A milkshake was pelted at him as he launched his election campaign in Clacton earlier this month.

A woman was later charged with assault.

Both incidents have fuelled fears over politicians’ safety, and Farage himself is concerned that he could be subject to worse as the campaign trail continues.

Asked by a reporter whether he is “OK” after the incident, Farage quipped that he is “used to it”.

He added: “It didn’t hit me this time, but you do wonder to what length these people will go.”

Despite his concerns, the Reform leader put on a defiant show on social media as he vowed not to be “bullied or cowed by a violent left-wing mob who hate our country”.

“These people want to stop my election campaign. That’s never going to happen.”

The police said in a statement: “It is believed that the man threw objects from a nearby construction area.”

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