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CHARGED | Footage of cyclist’s vile attack on anti-abortion protester

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A man has been charged after Ben Fordham was sent shocking dashcam footage of a vile attack on an anti-abortion protester outside NSW Parliament.

The video shows a delivery cyclist travelling along Macquarie Street in the Sydney CBD on Thursday, before he turns and heads across the wrong side of the road.

He rides straight towards a man holding a placard before stopping and spitting directly in his face.

Andrew Taylor was the driver who captured the dashcam video and says the victim was protesting against the abortion bill.

He’s told The Ben Fordham Show it was a clear assault.

“I did personally witness him wiping the spit off his face as he moved off to join his colleagues,” he says.

Chief Inspector Paul Dunstan tells Ben Fordham they have found the cyclist and he will appear in court next month.

“We’re taking action against him for the offence of offensive conduct.

“If anyone knows the gentleman depicted in the footage let us know so we can lay a more substantive charge of assault.”

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Andrew Taylor tells Ben he was shocked by the whole ordeal.

“I saw him just spit in the guys face.

“I just thought no that’s not nice and I have to do something about it.”

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NSW Finance Minister Damian Tudehope is set to lead a push to ban gender selection abortions when the legislation is debated in the Upper House next week.

He tells Ben Fordham the footage of the anti-abortion protester being spat on is disgusting.

“Quite frankly, for people to think they have the right to do that to another person because they want to express a view, I think is a really appalling development in society.”

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