Close-up image shows white mass protruding from bicyclist's mouth; video appears to indicate it's the bicyclist's spit. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)
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A delivery bicyclist is facing charges after allegedly spitting in the face of an anti-abortion activist in front of a Parliament building last week in Sydney, Australia.
Chief Inspector Paul Dunstan told radio host Ben Fordham the suspect will be charged with offensive conduct for the "vile attack" last Thursday and will appear in court next month.
"We saw the footage earlier today of the despicable act of the gentleman being spat on," Dunstan noted to Fordham, adding that "we can lay a more substantive charge of assault" if the victim also can be identified.
Dashcam video shows the bicyclist crossing the street, riding up on a sidewalk, and stopping in front of a man holding a sign before appearing to spit in the man's face.
Andrew Taylor — the driver who captured the dashcam video — told the radio show that the victim was protesting an abortion bill.
"I saw him just spit in the guy's face," Taylor told Fordham. "I just thought, 'No, that's not nice, and I have to do something about it.'"
Taylor added to the show that he saw the victim "wiping the spit off his face as he moved off to join his colleagues."
New South Wales Finance Minister Damian Tudehope — who's leading a push to ban gender-selection abortions — told Fordham the incident is "appalling."
"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," Tudehope noted.
EXCLUSIVE: Cyclist spits on protester outside NSW Parliamentyoutu.be
(H/T: Live Action)
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