Australia PM Julia Gillard rescued by police amid protests
Australian PM Julia Gillard and leader of the opposition Tony Abbott have been rescued by the police after becoming trapped by an angry mob of protesters in Canberra.
(BBC NEWS) Canberra - 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.
Mr Abbott had reportedly angered them by suggesting it was time for the camp - marking its 40th year - to come down.
The pair had been at a ceremony for the inaugural National Emergency Medals.
The honours - presented as the country marked Australia Day - were introduced to recognise those who served their communities during events such as the 2009 bushfires in Victoria and the floods in Queensland in 2010 and 2011.