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Tense McDonald’s milkshake standoff after street preacher’s anti LGBT rant

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An infamous street preacher has struck again, blocking off a city centre McDonalds and being threatened with a milkshake drenching because of alleged anti LGBT sentiments.

Eyewitnesses suggested that the man who made the scene on Wednesday was the same one was drenched in milk by a member of an angry crowd back in July.

That time, he allegedly spouted homophobic abuse and was pelted with eggs. This week, on Hull's Jameson Street, he was shouting at crowds again, and even called one woman "a witch."

The preacher, who is becoming widely recognised in the city centre, was joined by a female friend at around 4.45pm, HullLive reported.

A crowd of people were seen laughing at him as he began shouting: "Guys, witchcraft is evil in the eyes of God. Turn from your witchcraft, turn from your evil ways."

A witness said it was not dissimilar to the July incident when a group of young people had taken issue with what the man was saying, which was believed to have involved the LGBT community.

Humberside Police were called and the witness said he saw three officers lead the man away from the scene to de-escalate the situation as the crowd cheered.

The witness said a police van was present which led him away.

A witness said the situation this week was not dissimilar, with a teenager girl primed to throw a McDonald's milkshake at him before the preacher's pleading prompted her to step away.

The witness said: "The preacher had attracted a fairly large group of onlookers. They were not hanging on his every word but seemed angry with what he was saying.

"I stopped to listen and he seemed to be spouting rather homophobic and misogynistic sentiments in the guise of a Christian message. From what I could hear he branded one heckler a 'witch' but she gave as good as she got and was cheered by some of those listening.

"I've seen him in town before and his views are certainly divisive and police have been present but none were there on Wednesday."

He continued: "Someone threatened to throw a McDonald's milkshake at him and I'm sure something like that has happened to him before but he kept going."

The witness added they don't think this will be the last time we will see the preacher in Hull's city centre.

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