The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

THE spit­ting, snarling pro­test­ers out­side the Tony Ab­bott trib­ute din­ner in Eveleigh on Fri­day night had to be seen to be be­lieved.

Os­ten­si­bly protest­ing against Manus Is­land, they lunged at Ab­bott’s sister Chris­tine Forster as she ar­rived, and ripped her jacket in half. Other guests were pelted with toma­toes and Ab­bott’s 93-year-old fa­ther Dick had to be car­ried to safety by po­lice of­fi­cers.

If it weren’t for the po­lice, peo­ple would have been hurt.

“Death to Dut­ton” read a protest ban­ner, although Im­mi­gra­tion Min­is­ter Peter Dut­ton was spared the sight, since he slipped in a side en­trance with his body­guards.

An­other guest recog­nised faces from pre­vi­ous protests against same-sex mar­riage, show­ing that for left-wing haters, any cause will do.

Pic­ture: AAP

Po­lice usher Chris­tine Forster to safety amid the protest.

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