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Australian prime minister 'trapped' by Aboriginal protesters

 

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Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is escorted by police and bodyguards out of a award ceremony after aboriginal tent embassy protesters tried to get into the building in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26.

The Herald Sun reports:

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott were attending an Australia Day presentation of the inaugural National Emergency Medals at the Lobby Restaurant when protesters who had just marched to commemorate the Aboriginal Tent Embassy's 40th anniversary surrounded the building. Both politicians were trapped inside for around 20 minutes before police made a way for their exit and they left in the same car. 

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Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is escorted by police and bodyguards out of a award ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.