Controversial political commentator Andrew Bolt has posted pictures and video on his blog after two men attacked him outside a Melbourne book launch.
“Watch the fascist Left attack me and get clobbered,” he posted.
“Luckily the cameras do not capture me kicking one between the legs. I cannot have my children see me acting like a thug.”
Bolt urged anyone who recognised the men to contact police.
The two men attacked the Sky News host and News Corp columnist after a book launch at an Italian restaurant on Melbourne’s famous Lygon St at 12.15pm on Tuesday.
Bolt told Sky News he was approached by a woman who wanted a selfie before he was “jumped”.
“Two masked protesters then jumped me, spraying me in the face and all over my suit with some sticky liquid with some glitter and dye,’ he said.
The footage shows Bolt angrily retaliating against the attack.
WATCH: Bolt calls out masked Left-wing fascists after a cowardly attack in Melbourne. They got a lot more back than they expected. pic.twitter.com/6IsxyIPKUu
— The Bolt Report (@theboltreport) June 6, 2017
The columnist called the men “left-wing fascists” on Twitter and said it was a “cowardly” attack, which shows “another warning of the rising violence of the left”.
Victoria Police say the two men were wearing hooded jumpers and were believed to have thrown shaving cream and glitter.
Another male was spotted filming or taking photos of the incident, but police say no one was injured in the attack.