Abbott protester alerted cops: court hears


A young protester accused of handling former Prime Minister Tony Abbott's sister at a Sydney refugee community was arrested after complaining to the NSW police to make him look "bad" on Facebook, a court heard.

Nicholas Dobrijevich, 21, allegedly shot Christine Forster when asylum seekers targeted a fund partner in the Liberal Party in November in November.

"Physical violence is directed at her," said police attorney Brad Scanlan to Dobrijevit's hearing in Sydney's Downing Center Local Court on Wednesday.

Police arrested five other men in their 20's and 30's over the Redfern demonstration after deleting photographs and asking for public help to track those responsible.

Dobrijevich subsequently approached the NSW police about the CCTV still images their social media page, saying they made him look "bad", causing him to be charged with joint assault, Scanlan said.

Defense Attorney Anne Healey claimed there was no case to answer as Mrs Foster had not identified Dobrijevich as one of the rowdy protesters at the Australian Technology Park.

"She does not reveal any crime against my client, Ms. Healey said." After the event, Mr. Abbott criticized the mob's protest against the "Manus Island Detention Center" who said that his older parents who were there were shaken

"Refuse the real rights of the Australians to maintain the alleged rights to boat people," said a tweet.

"My sister is a courageous actor of rights and should never have been attacked. "Mrs. Forster later thanked the public for their concern about the" ugly scenes "beyond the fundraiser.

Security film, which was played in court, showed that the Sydney councilor was getting up when she fought through the big crowd.

"Overcoming passersby is not a protest, it's simply disgraceful behavior," suggested Mr Forster at that time.



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