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Ukip leader Nigel Farage has likened parts of the Scottish nationalism campaign to fascism after being rescued by police when he was mobbed by rowdy protesters shouting ``racist Nazi scum''.
Staff were forced to clear the Canons' Gait pub on Edinburgh's Royal Mile last night, where Mr Farage was due to hold a press conference near the Scottish Parliament, after it was filled with chanting protesters.
The politician attempted to make an escape by taxi but protesters blocked its path and Mr Farage was forced to return to the pub, where police barricaded the doors against the protesters until officers in a riot van came to his aid.