Australian PM is bundled away by a bodyguard
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Australia PM rescued amid protests

Australian PM Julia Gillard and leader of the opposition Tony Abbott have had to be rescued by their security staff after a protest became violent.

About 50 police escorted the pair from Canberra's Lobby restaurant after it was surrounded by some 200 supporters of the city's Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

They had been handing out medals at a ceremony as the country marked Australia Day.

  • 26 Jan 2012