Police were called to a university talk by George Galloway after protesters showered him with glitter.
The firebrand politician said his pregnant wife jumped to his defence when the incident happened as he addressed students at the University of Aberdeen.
Galloway, from Dundee, said he was left feeling “a little unwell” after the “unknown substance” got in his eyes and lungs, but continued with the talk nonetheless, albeit covered in glitter.
Footage streamed live by the politician shows him beginning his speech, before the camera turns away. A scuffle then ensues with gold glitter visible on someone’s leg.
A woman can be seen leaping over the desk towards the stage in an apparent attempt to apprehend the culprits and a scuffle breaks out, with a woman repeatedly shouting: “Who did that?”
Galloway tweeted later to say he was fine and just needed a good shower:
Police Scotland said had attended High Street in Old Aberdeen after reports of a disturbance.
Later, Police Scotland said in a statement: “We can confirm that officers attended reports of a disturbance in High Street, Old Aberdeen, at 7.45pm on November 22.
“Inquiries are at an early stage and we have not spoken to the individual concerned.”