Until recently, an egg tended to be the object of choice for protesters hoping to splatter a politician's clothing with a sticky mess and cause embarrassment without any serious injury.

Now, in several protests against rightist politicians in Britain, activists have found a new foodstuff to use as ammunition: milkshakes.

Today, a man was charged with assault and criminal damage after he threw a milkshake at Nigel Farage, one of Britain's most prominent and divisive Brexit leaders, in the latest in a string of similar episodes.

Farage, a member of the European Parliament who heads the newly founded Brexit Party,