Bizarre reason police told McDonald's restaurant to stop selling milkshakes

A McDonald’s restaurant has been told by police not to sell ice cream or milkshakes.

A sign appeared in the window of a McDonald’s near Edinburgh in Scotland on Friday, informing customers of the menu change.

“We will not be selling milkshakes or ice cream tonight,” the sign read.

“This is due to a police request given recent events.”

Police asked for the restaurant to stop serving the products as Brexit leader Nigel Farage led a demonstration, The Guardian reported.

The McDonald’s is located about 200 metres from where Mr Farage was speaking.

There were concerns protesters might throw milkshakes and ice creams at the far-right politician and his supporters.

Just recently, far-right figures such as Tommy Robinson and the UK Independence Party candidate Carl Benjamin have had milkshakes thrown at them during their European election campaigns.

A McDonald’s spokesperson confirmed to The Guardian the restaurant had been asked to withhold sales of ice creams and milkshakes on Friday evening.

Mr Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence party, had milkshakes thrown at him twice in two days at the start of May.

He’s now running as an independent.

Far-right politician Tommy Robinson has a McDonald's milkshake thrown on him. Source: Twitter/ AzTheBaz

Both of the incidents were filmed and went viral. Mr Robinson, also known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was filmed throwing punches at one of the men who threw a milkshake at him.

It occurred after the pair were involved in a brief conversation.

In another separate incident, a man hurls a milkshake at Mr Robinson before running away.

Politicians haven’t escaped having food thrown at them in Australia either.

Fraser Anning was egged in Melbourne earlier this year over comments he made about Muslim immigration in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks.

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