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The 20 Best Photos Of Politicians Being Egged

by | 6th, May 2014

YOU know you’re a politician when you’ve been egged. And it can hurt. Get one in the head like Ruth Kelly, and kapow! Hard boil them, and the egg becomes a potentially lethal missile. But, then, it lacks the punchline. You know, the yolk. (‘Ouch’ – ed):

 

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage is hit by an egg as he gets out of his car in Nottingham city centre.
Picture date: Thursday May 1, 2014.

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Eggs near the Royal car. The remains of an egg lies splattered on the ground as it was thrown at Queen Elizabeth II as she arrived with the Duke of Edinburgh at the Kreuzkirche in Dresden, Germany, for a service of reconciliation.
Date: 22/10/1992

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A small group of neo-Nazis try to shield themselves from a barrage of rocks, eggs, tomatoes and other missiles thrown by part of a crowd of several thousand who turned up to protest a rally held by the Nazis in an Evanston Park, Ill., on Oct. 18, 1980. The Nazis stood their ground for five minutes before retreating under police escort.

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The Prime Minister’s car after three eggs were thrown when Mrs Margaret Thatcher arrived at a reception for party workers. Police arrested three men and were booed by a crowd of jeering protesters as they led them away.
Date: 05/06/1981

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An unidentified aide removes an egg from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s coat after it was thrown at him as he arrived at a campaign rally at the campus of California State University, Long Beach, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003. Schwarzenegger came to talk about the importance of young people in the political process as he takes his campaign for governor of California.

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BNP councillor Luke Smith takes cover when eggs where thrown as he arrived at the first meeting of the council in Burnley Lancs, since his election.
Date: 15/05/2003

 

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Education Secretary Ruth Kelly recovers after being hit by an egg outside Salford Magistrates Court, Monday February 6, 2006, where Fathers for Justice protester Simon Coverdale is on trial over an alleged incident in which eggs were thrown at the minister while she addressed an audience in Bolton last year.

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A man gets soiled with mud and raw eggs thrown by protesters as arrives at the Federal Electoral Tribunal, TRIFE as president-elect Felipe Calderon arrives for a symbolic ceremony to mark his designation in Mexico City, on Wednesday Sept. 6, 2006. A day before, the TRIFE had declared that the July 2 elections were valid and that Felipe Calderon had won the presidential race.

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Head of the Czech Republic Social Democratic Party’s election campaign Jaroslav Tvrdik, after being hit with eggs thrown by onlookers during a rally for the European Parliament elections in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. More than 40,000 people joined the ‘Eggs for Paroubek in every town’ campaign, opposing the Social Democratic Chairman Jiri Paroubek, on social networking website Facebook, and have disrupted with eggs, a number of Social Democratic rallies across the country. The European parliament is facing elections across the bloc’s 27 members in early June.

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Chairman of the Social Democrats Jiri Paroubek is hit with an egg thrown by onlookers during a rally for the European Parliament elections in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. More than 40000 people joined ‘Eggs for Paroubek in every town’ campaign on social networking website Facebook and had disrupted with eggs a number of Social Democratic rallies across the country. The European parliament is facing elections across the bloc’s 27 members in early June.

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Videograbbed image of Conservative Party leader David Cameron (obscured) having an egg thrown at him by a youth (grey hooded top) during a visit to Cornwall College Saltash in Cornwall.
Picture date: Wednesday April 21 2010.

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Guards cover parliament speaker Volodymr Lytvyn with an umbrella from eggs thrown by opposition lawmakers during ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia, in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Ukraine’s parliament has voted to extend Russia’s lease of a Crimean naval port for the Black Sea Fleet in a chaotic session during which eggs and smoke bombs were thrown. The countries’ presidents agreed last week to extend the Russian navy’s use of the Sevastopol port for another 25 years after the old lease expires in 2017. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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A poster of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is covered with eggs thrown by protesters, outside the gate of JP Morgan Chase annual stockholders meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will speak to shareholders five days after disclosing a $2 billion trading loss.

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Eggs thrown by anti-government protesters hit a portrait of Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou ahead of his inauguration ceremony, in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, March 20, 2012. Participants said they were angry about Ma’s economic policies, including his decision – announced after his January re-election – to raise utility prices. Ma is to be inaugurated for his second four-year term Sunday.(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

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File photo dated 05/05/03 of former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott being hit by an egg while surrounded by protesters in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl

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File photo dated 09/06/09 of a bodyguard rushing BNP leader Nick Griffin (centre, grey striped tie) to his car as he abandons a press conference outside the Houses of Parliament in London after protesters barracked him and threw egg

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photo dated 30/03/12 of a supporter of George Galloway wiping his face after an egg was thrown towards him before an open top bus tour in Bradford

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File photo dated 14/08/13 of Labour leader Ed Miliband after he was pelted with eggs during a campaign visit in East Street market in Walworth, south London



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