The leader of the UK’s far-Right British National Party has been forced to abandon a news conference in London, after being attacked by anti-fascist protestors. Nick Griffin won a seat at the European elections on Sunday, and planned to celebrate his success outside the Houses of Parliament. Protestors charged at Griffin and his party collegue Andrew Brons, hurling eggs and insults. The pair were forced to flee.
Griffin and Brons won the BNP’s first-ever parliamentary representation, as voters deserted the main parties. The BNP wants to end all immigration into Britain, and its success has horrified mainstream parties, who fear the deepening recession and general disillusion with politicians will prompt a surge in support for extremist groups.