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    UKIP Billboards Are Being Vandalised All Over Britain

    The Eurosceptic party's election campaign billboards have really angered their opponents. Direct action ahoy.

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    Luke Macgregor / Reuters / Reuters

    UKIP this week launched its biggest ever poster campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections, spending £1.5 million buying up hundreds of billboards across the country for posters using the slogan "Take back control of our country".

    Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has said the posters are "based on false claims and fear" while UKIP leader Nigel Farage said they're "a hard-hitting reflection of reality". (And according to YouGov polling a majority of the public agree with Farage's statement.)

    But the posters have also proved popular with anti-UKIP protestors, who have set about defacing and tearing them down:

    Newcastle.

    Racist #UKIP billboards going up & coming down across the country - this one seen on @NEAntifascists

    Anti Raids Network@AntiRaids

    Racist #UKIP billboards going up & coming down across the country - this one seen on @NEAntifascists

    03:51 PM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Vauxhall, London.

    UKIP billboard got a warm welcome in South London then

    Howard@howardsaid

    UKIP billboard got a warm welcome in South London then

    05:39 PM - 23 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Gateshead.

    BuzzFeed / Chris Stokel-Walker

    Chatham, Kent.

    CHATHAM: Looks like this UKIP poster on Chatham Hill isn't particularly popular.

    Kent 999s@Kent_999s

    CHATHAM: Looks like this UKIP poster on Chatham Hill isn't particularly popular.

    12:09 PM - 25 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Liverpool.

    The people of Liverpool really love UKIP too

    Dave@isntdave

    The people of Liverpool really love UKIP too

    11:05 AM - 24 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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