Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese has been grabbed and abused by anti-carbon tax protesters who marched to his inner Sydney electorate office calling him a "gutless maggot".
He was denounced by the anti-carbon tax protesters who marched through his Marrickville electorate on Thursday, behind a black coffin reading "democracy is dead".
The crowd of up to 200 were riled by his jibe in August that the Convoy of No Confidence - an anti-carbon tax protest by truck drivers outside Parliament House in Canberra - was really a "convoy of no consequence".
"We are of consequence, we are taxpayers and we have worked hard," Iris Feltham told AAP in Marrickville.
Ms Feltham, a former Labor supporter, said she had never protested before but was so dismayed by the proposed carbon tax that she felt compelled.
"All this is based on a lie. They said there will be no carbon tax. They lied."
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Best political slur of the day: "Gutless Maggot" for tax raising Aussie Pols
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 8:20 AM