Minister Peter Dutton has showed he has exceptional reflexes, dodging a shoe to the head from a protester.
Minister Peter Dutton has showed he has exceptional reflexes, dodging a shoe to the head from a protester. AAP Image - Paul Miller

Look out! Minister dodges shoe at refugee protest

A MAN who was charged with throwing his shoes at Peter Dutton has put out a statement accusing the Immigration Minister of hypocrisy.

David Sprigg, who lives just west of Caboolture at Ocean View, who described himself as a horticulturist, said the action was a protest against human rights abuses against refugees.

"It is hypocritical for Peter Dutton to appear at a festival welcoming refugees when his government continues to lock up indefinitely asylum seekers who have committed no crime, and turn back boats at sea who are attempting to seek refuge in Australia," he said.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton ducked one shoe thrown at him and caught another on Sunday morning as he spoke at a refugee welcome ceremony at the Annerley Football Club

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