Australia: reporter Andrew Bolt assaulted

The assault took place on Tuesday at the launch of The Art of the Impossible, a book on Donald Trump and the 2016 US presidential election campaign by RMIT associate professor Steve Kates.

On Tuesday night Victoria Police confirmed it was investigating the “incident” and was searching for three men: the two assailants plus a third man who was wielding a camera and “appeared to be filming or taking photos”.

Police confirmed Bolt was hit with a mixture of shaving cream and glitter.

…Melbourne Antifa, a loose collection of left-wing activists united behind “anti-fascist action”, appeared to claim a role in the incident, posting on Facebook that “some of our family in solidarity were attacked by Andrew Bolt while they were protesting today”.

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