As the EU elections near, political tensions in the UK have risen yet again.
After a week of debating the appropriateness of throwing milkshakes at politicians, all the signs point to a victory for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in Thursday’s EU parliamentary elections.
Given the popularity of the new party, Guardian columnist Owen Jones visited a campaign rally in Kensington to report on the event. With a video team in tow, he wanted to speak to attendees about their views.
So I’m at my natural habitat, a Brexit Party rally in Kensington. Not the warmest welcome I’ve ever had 😱😱😱 https://t.co/8xGwgfJ37N
People on social media responded strongly to the tweets, saying that a journalist fearing for their safety is a grim sign of the times. Others doubted Jones's allegations, but he says the video will be released later in the week.
For those claiming this didn't happen: we obviously filmed what happened with the crowd (as well as the civilised c… https://t.co/Zr2hsZ76F7