BBC NEWS | Politics | BNP leader pelted in egg protestBNP leader Nick Griffin has been pelted with eggs and forced to abandon a press conference outside Parliament.
Dozens of protesters disrupted the event, which follows the British National Party winning its first two seats in the European Parliament.
Chanting anti-Nazi slogans and holding placards they surrounded Mr Griffin as he was bundled into a car.
Mr Griffin was elected for the North West region - a result condemned by parties across the political spectrum.
He was met by angry ant-fascist protesters and union members who do not believe he has the right for free speech.
It is an interesting situation. I know my own daughter who knows little of politics could not believe it when she heard they were standing for the European Parliament. She felt they should not be allowed to stand.
I have to admit I feel quite pleased when I see this towards the BNP.
He himself of course will be demanding more protection.