Jacob Rees-Mogg caught up in 'scuffle' at university debate
The Tory MP stepped in to separate rivals at the University of the West England.
Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg got caught in the middle of a scuffle at a university campus after students interrupted a society event where he had been invited to speak.
Video footage posted to social media captured the scenes at the University of the West England, in Bristol on Friday.
Several students interrupted and event held by the university's Politics and International Relations Society where the MP for North East Somerset was speaking.
Footage shared on Facebook by 'The Jackdaw' showed one man, wearing a hoodie and dark glasses tell the MP his opinions "weren't worth debating" before the scuffle broke out.
A post advertising the event on the group's Facebook page said: "This will be a chance to talk to an experienced parliamentarian about the issues of the day, what it's like to be an MP and how you can get there, or perhaps how exactly one pronounces 'Floccinaucinihilipilification'."
Another video showed approximately seven protesters, some covering their faces, confronting Mr Rees-Mogg while other people chanted "Rees-Mogg" and "free speech" in support of the MP.
Nobody is thought to have been injured in the scuffle.
The society declined to comment on the incident. A spokesman for the MP has been contacted for comment.