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Aussie Prime Minister Rushed Away From Raucous Protesters

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard got a bit more than she bargained for at an awards ceremony in Canberra January 26th.

Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbot were surrounded 200 protestors outside the restaurant the ceremony took place.

The protestors supported indigenous Australian rights, and 50 police officers rushed the PM and Abbot out to awaiting cars.

One protestor picked up a nice sounvenir in Gillard's shoe.

The protestors set up a shanty town in protest of Australia Day.

Check out the video above to learn more about the ruckus.

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18 comments to “Aussie Prime Minister Rushed Away From Raucous Protesters”

  1. 1

    more than 12 hours late again PEEREX

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    Re: raypearson – Then please don't read this anymore. For people like me (if they are even on here..), it's hard to see such negativity.

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    What the story didn't tell you was that the opposition leader incited the indigenous crowd who were there to celebrate 40 years of the "tent embassy" which was set up by indigenous people fighting for their rights with the government. Tony Abbott seems to think this is no longer necessary…obviously he has never been to the Northern Territory where the indigenous live up to 20 to a house with no electricity or basic necessities and their pleas for housing and basic rights fall on deaf ears

  4. 4

    well noone wants to listen to the protest if they dont act right. this is unacceptable

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    pagan32 you are completely INCORRECT Tony Abbott did no such thing. If you bother to read what was said, he was promoting Aborigines. The Prime Minister and Tony Abbott were giving awards to well deserved police, ambulance and fire fighters. These demonstrators care about no one but their own stupid agenda, they are selfish and should be ashamed of themselves!

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    Re: Debtee – On a day when the community were celebrating 40 years of their tent embassy it is inappropriate to say to them to move on as the issues aren't the same anymore. In some parts of Australia the issues still are the same. The govenment has done appalling things to the indigenous community..people are still deprived of basic housing and are forced to sign over their land rights back to the government to mine, to try and obtain housing which the government then reneges on providing. Rural communities still are living in third world conditions and whllst the issues may be on the "government agenda" nothing real actually happens to improve this.

  7. 7

    Re: pagan32
    Nothing annoys me more than you and your types.
    They get EVERYTHING handed to them on silver platters. They get special scholarships dedicated to their race - higher payments of government benefits - lower interest rate loans. Its the few stereotypical ones that ruin it for your rest of the hard-working Aboriginals.
    They can get off their butt and get a job and support themselves.
    Seriously we have nothing to apologise for and Rudd should never have done that.
    They want to be considered as equals - we are all bloody Australian, why the hell do they have rights to land they didn't purchase - if they want to live in the real world buy the land instead of saying my great great grandfather lived here hence its mine, seriously they get it to easy its the values that are passed on in their generations that are wrong.

  8. 8

    Tony Abbott totally caused this , and if l was going to protest anything l would have protested who won Australian of the year that was a joke far more deserving people then an actor

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    If politicians pay a mind to doing the business they're elected and paid to do, these scenarios will be less likely to unfold. The appearance of the public trough is heavy these days, and must be countered with honorable service or the electorate will know and enact those checks and balances.

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    Re: kittyberry – i don't consider the rural aborignials to have anywhere near the conditions or strandards that you talk about and the opportunities that urban aborigianls may have access to

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    Re: kittyberry – you have obviously never gone to an aboriginal community to educate yourself on the traditional owners of our land. Everything that you say does not compensate for the history of Australia and the Stolen Generation. Stop being so ignorant.

  12. 12

    Run baby run!

  13. 13

    Re: gabalici0us – *than you idiot
    also wah!

  14. 14

    Re: hombre9 – speak english

  15. 15

    Re: mariapompeo
    I really don't care about the traditional owners of the land. What right do they have? seriously? Because they said its theirs it theirs? no, I am not afforded the same opportunity, why do they get special treatment.
    Stop tip toeing around them, they want to be treated as equal then act it instead of burning an Australian Flag, they are Australian I am Australian I honestly don't see a difference in a way I look at an aboriginal or just another white person but they get special treatment and they use it to their advantage.
    The people who live in rural communities choose to do so, if the conditions aren't up to the normal standard of living how is that a government issue? Again GET A JOB and support your family.
    Seriously, its stupid.

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    Re: gabalici0us
    Geoffrey Rush was a brilliant choice, deal with it.

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    Re: kittyberry – I just wanted to tell you that you're are so right, about the aborginals and about Geoffrey Rush. Abbott was ministerprated and even so, was he the one getting hassled by the prosters? No it was Gillard. Also does anyone else seem to think this was all a bit of a set up?

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    Also, we can't ignore our history of the stolen generation etc, but we can move forward and learn from our mistakes, which the aborginals obviously haven't.