Following the success of the far-right British National Party (BNP) in this week's European Union parliamentary elections, a public backlash is ensuing.
BNP chief Nick Griffin had to flee his own press conference outside the Houses of Parliament in London Tuesday due to a barrage of eggs from rowdy protesters, the Telegraph reports:
He had arrived at the press conference on College Green in front of Parliament with fellow newly-elected BNP MEP Andrew Brons.
Mr Griffin started by attacking articles from the day's newspapers which criticised him and his party.
But he had only been speaking for a few minutes when the protesters appeared, chanting and waving banners reading: "Stop the fascist BNP." Eggs were thrown at Mr Griffin and his bodyguards bundled him away through the crowd.