A Brexit Party candidate in Reading reportedly had milkshake thrown at him yesterday as he campaigned in the town centre.

Mitchell Feierstein, Reading East candidate for the pro-Brexit party, said he was handing out leaflets, stickers and flags with supporters outside The Oracle when a man swore at him and threw a McDonald’s chocolate milkshake.

He said the attack took place around 3.45pm on Sunday (November 17) on Broad Street outside The Oracle.

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Describing the attack, Mr Feierstein said: “A white male with dyed-blonde hair came by the table where I was campaigning outside The Oracle building.

“He repeatedly screamed “F**k you! F**k the Brexit Party! And F**k Nigel Farage!”

“He was carrying a container in his hand, which he threw at me from six feet.

“He missed but still managed to damage my property, including Brexit Party-branded items that were resting on the table, before running away."

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Mr Feierstein continued:“To peacefully protest, to express dissent, to engage in political discourse, these are the building blocks of any democracy.

“However, assaulting political candidates, destroying property, and impeding lawful campaigning – seriously? What happened today is a criminal offence.

“It is undemocratic, repugnant, and is not to be tolerated by any civil society.

“I am beyond words.”

He added: “Is it today’s reality that a Brexit party Parliamentary candidate should be fearful and denied democratic process?”

Reading Chronicle:

Mr Feierstein is a British-American investor, banker, writer and columnist.

In 2012, he published his first book, Planet Ponzi, which gives his perspective on the global credit crisis.

Labour's Reading East candidate Matt Rodda said: "I condemn any attempts to silence debate through intimidation.

"It is an affront to our democracy and against everything we should stand for as a society."

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Craig Morley, Conservative candidate for Reading East, responded on Twitter: “This is horrendous. I hope all involved are ok.

“All politicians should be free to campaign without fear of being assaulted in public. The recent trend of intimidating those who you disagree with in politics is extremely worrying and must stop.”

Thames Valley Police confirmed that at 3.28pm on Sunday, in the Oracle, a man had a drink thrown at him by another man who also verbally abused him.

A spokesman said: "We are investigating this incident and we would ask anyone with information to please call 101 quoting reference 43190359338.

"We are also asking anyone who may have mobile phone footage of this incident to come forward."

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All candidates have condemned the attack.

David McElroy, Green Party candidate for Reading East, said his party "doesn’t condone violence in any context - there are more positive ways to get your message across, such as joining or supporting a party that shares your values".

He added: “We’re just glad to hear that Mr. Feierstein and his colleagues weren’t harmed.”

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Imogen Shepherd-Dubey, Reading East Lib Dem candidate, added: “I don’t care which party they are representing, it is not acceptable to abuse activists and candidates in this way.

“Attacks like this are an attack on our democracy as a whole and I hope the perpetrator is caught.”

Yemi Awolola, Christian People's Alliance candidate, called the attack "appalling".