Andrew Bolt gives two attackers a right good kicking

Blogger and media personality Andrew Bolt was attacked on the streets of Melbourne yesterday and he gave his attackers a right good seeing to, even kicking one of them in the nuts.

Disturbing new footage has emerged of the glitter-bomb attack on Andrew Bolt outside a Melbourne cafe yesterday during which the outspoken broadcaster fought off two protesters.

As a woman asked him for a selfie, two masked men ran up to Bolt and tossed a concoction of glitter, dye and shaving cream on him from either side, at the Il Gambero restaurant in Carlton yesterday about 12.40pm.

But the men soon left with their tails — and a few bruises — between their legs as Bolt punched and kicked his attackers.  

On his blog today, Bolt linked to footage he said was posted by a photographer at the scene “who claims he wasn’t part of the ambush”.

The video has since been removed but was captured by Sky News.

On Sky, Bolt described his physical instinct to “fight back”, saying the substance “went straight into my eyes”.

“I had an idea, maybe a couple, maybe three … I had no idea how many people there were attacking me, but my vision was clouded so I just had to fight back, I had no idea what was coming next.

“Whatever was in the liquid, it was very oily and stung a little so I wasn’t quite sure if it was acid or something like that … but within seconds I knew what it was.

“But I knew I was in trouble and I wasn’t going to take it.”

Victoria Police are continuing their search for three men seen on CCTV at the restaurant where Bolt was launching a book on Donald Trump called The Art of the Impossible by Steve Kates.

Andrew Bolt doesn’t do running and hiding and he threw some good punches there.

These social justice bullies finally got some.

Let’s just enjoy that some more.

-The Australian

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