Pictures show UKIP's Brexit truck after it was defaced in broad daylight in the centre of Bath

Protesters sprayed graffiti on a UKIP vehicle parked in the centre of Bath on Saturday. Objectors appeared to target the UKIP Brexit truck, spray painting ‘SCUM’ across a billboard – which had a message saying ‘EU puppets lying AGAIN…’ A banner also had the words ‘RACEIST SCUM’ (sic) spray painted across it.

UKIP described the event as “a high profile autumn day of fun pro-Brexit action and events in and around Bath”. It said: “UKIP intends to continue to get our positive message for a successful Brexit out to local people”. Its Brexit truck circulated the city before it was parked up in Kingsmead Square.

Take a look at a gallery of images from the event below. Scroll left and right on mobile.

Pictures from UKIP pro-Brexit dayView gallery

UKIP campaigners were handing out Brexit bags in the square. Chairman of UKIP’s Bath & North East Somerset Branch said: “There is only one party 100per cent committed to Brexit in Bath & North East Somerset, and that is UKIP.

“That is why UKIP is here today to stand up for those people and to give them a voice”. The UKIP campaigning has also sparked social media criticism, with objections to its location next to an event organised as part of Bath Children’s Literature Festival. The event was held next to the Forest of Imagination in Kingsmead Square, and Bath Children’s Literature Festival distanced itself from the UKIP activity.

A sign said: “The Forest of Imagination is in no way associated with UKIP”. A banner criticising north east Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was also displayed in Kingsmead Square on Saturday afternoon. Were you at the event?

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