Fighting politicians (cont)

An Australian politician, Victorian MP Geoff Shaw, got into a scuffle with taxi driver protestors on the steps of Parliament.

It sounds like a case of mutually willing participants after the MP was surrounded by the aggressive protestors.

Perhaps Shaw should not have got himself into the situation, especially since some allowance misspending controversy has probably frayed his demeanor. But I’m not sure why elected MPs should be any less able to to be involved in ‘street politics’ than anyone else.

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