According to McDonald’s staff, officers had ordered them to take action and avoid repeats of scenes when Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin and Tommy Robinson who is campaigning to be an independent MEP had milkshakes thrown at them earlier this month.
Activists opposing the far-right pair are throwing milkshakes in the run up to the European elections in attempts to humiliate and silence people they disagree with.
Farage, who recently launched the Brexit Party, had been at a rally at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Friday, and a McDonald’s some 200metres away put up the following sign in its windows: “We will not be selling milkshakes or ice cream tonight. This is due to a police request given recent events.”
Burger King’s tweet is being criticised by some to be inciting violence against Farage and his followers
@BurgerKingUK Absolutely disgusting that @BurgerKingUK is promoting violence. I’m stunned.