Australian PM ambushed in restaurant
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'.