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‘Shaking and bleeding’: plea for protection after violence on Batley and Spen campaign trail

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Candidates and canvassers have been heckled and manhandled in byelection described as the ‘worst ever’

“This is the worst election I have ever seen in my life,” says Dr Abdulrehman Rajpura. The 77-year-old retired GP and former chairman of the local mosque had just hung up the phone to an officer from West Yorkshire police, pleading for protection for himself and his home.

On Sunday afternoon Rajpura was with a group of Labour activists in Batley when they were physically attacked and pelted with eggs, he told the Guardian.

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from The Guardian https://ift.tt/2Tff3vs
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