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Protesters disrupt Ukip election campaign launch

The demonstrators were removed before the event was due to start, according to the party.

Ukip’s General Election launch has been disrupted by protesters.

Demonstrators gained access to the central London venue hosting the event by posing as reporters, according to Ukip sources.

After “shouting a lot”, the protesters were removed from the room before the event was due to start, Ukip said.

A spokesman said the demonstrators were staging a sit-in in the corridor outside the function room and that the police had been called.

Due to the incident, Ukip said it could not allow media not already in the room to attend the campaign launch while the demonstrators remained outside.

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