From eggs to milkshakes – Is milkshake the new symbol of the resistance

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You may think that flavoured milk is just a tasty beverage – but flavour is not the only thing pushing sales.

Milkshakes have become a popular political tool in street protests in the UK.

The weaponized drink became such an imminent threat this week that the Edinburgh police reportedly asked McDonald’s—where milkshake dunkers had bought their drinks in previous incidents—not to sell any milkshakes ahead of a rally for Nigel Farage, the former leader of UKIP and a prominent right-wing figure in the UK.

Having said that, Farage was still the victim of a milk-shake attack.

Milkshakes were not the UK’s food projectile of choice until recently. While other countries have used yogurt, spaghetti, and even shoes to throw at politicians, “in Britain, it will always be eggs,” The Guardian’s Chitra Ramaswamy wrote in 2015. A raw egg, sometimes a rotten one, has been the most used protesting tool in UK’s history. Farage got his egging experience five years ago, and other prominent UK politicians have fallen foul of an egg, including the former prime minister David Cameron, and former deputy prime minister John Prescott, who attempted to take a swing at his egger.

 

The Guardian provides the following review of how the Milkshake evolved. Read more here 

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