Australian senator Sam Dastyari racially abused by far-right group

WION Web Team
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Published: Nov 09, 2017, 05:44 AM(IST)

Sam Dastyari posted a video of the incident on Facebook. Photograph:( Facebook )

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Senator Dastyari, who was born in Iran and identifies as a non-practising Muslim, was called a "terrorist" and a "monkey" and told to go back to Iran

Australian senator Sam Dastayari was racially abused by members of a far-right group nationalist group, Patriot Blue, at a pub in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Senator Dastyari, who was born in Iran and identifies as a non-practising Muslim, was called a "terrorist" and a "monkey" and told to go back to Iran.

"You terrorist, you little monkey," taunts the man in the video. 

The senator, who posted the video of the incident on Facebook, has warned of a rise in white nationalism after the incident. 

 

The incident occurred during an event for his book tour.

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