Aus­tralian PM am­bushed in res­tau­rant

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Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard was res­cued by se­cu­rity as abo­rig­ines am­bushed her at a res­tau­rant in Canberra re­cently. The riot po­lice formed a shield around Gil­lard as they helped her force a path through the pro­test­ers who sur­rounded a res­tau­rant where she was at­tend­ing an awards cer­e­mony to mark Aus­tralia Day.

The Prime Min­is­ter stum­bled af­ter los­ing a shoe in the scuf­fle, but was caught by her per­sonal se­cu­rity guard and man­aged to get into a wait­ing car.

The protests ap­pear to have been aimed pri­mar­ily at op­po­si­tion leader Tony Ab­bott, who was also in the build­ing when some 200 demon­stra­tors be­gan bang­ing on its win­dows, shout­ing 'shame' and 'racist'. Mr Ab­bott had an­gered ac­tivists ear­lier in the day by say­ing it was time the nearby Abo­rig­i­nal Tent Em­bassy 'moved on'.

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