SUPPORTERS of a controversial UKIP candidate from Swindon brawled with left-wing activists at a Devon Wetherspoons.

The fight broke out in the Exeter pub shortly before MEP hopeful Carl Benjamin arrived with right wing political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

Mr Benjamin, who this month said “with enough pressure I might cave” and rape Labour MP Jess Phillips, was in the Devon city as part of a campaign tour of the south west ahead of the European Parliament elections on May 23.

After a rally in the Quays area of the city, supporters left for a Wetherspoons pub. They hung from a balcony the flag of Kekistan, a fictional country invented by internet users on message board 4chan. The flag, a black, green and white design, is reminiscent of the imperial war flag used by German armed forces under the Nazis.

A 19-year-old supporter of Mr Benjamin’s, Frankie Rufolo, told Devon Live a left-wing activist had "kept calling" the Kekistan banner a Nazi flag. He said: "Someone else, who may have been Carl Benjamin's security, stood up for me and that started a fight between them.

"In the chaos one person had an arm around my neck then some other Carl supporters came out. Managers then came out and stopped the fight. Carl wasn't there at the time and Milo [Yiannopoulos] arrived later."