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Racist Australian MP attacked

Protesters hurled tomatoes, eggs and insults yesterday in the second demonstration against a right-wing politician who has angered many Australians with her views denigrating Asians and Aborigines.

The attack on the independent MP Pauline Hanson was the most furious since she gained attention in Australia and in Asia with a provocative maiden speech in Parliament in September calling for an end to Asian immigration. AP - Perth