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Rupert Murdoch was attacked with a plate of shaving foam, reportedly by an anarchist comedian called Jonnie Marbles from Croydon in south London.

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The incident happened two and a half hours into Rupert and James Murdoch’s appearance at the culture, media and sport committee.

Posting on Twitter, @JonnieMarbles tweeted minutes before the attack: “It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before.” The post was suffixed with the hashtag ‘splat’.

Proceedings were halted by the attack, restarting again at 5.10pm.

The media tycoon’s wife Wendi leapt to his defence, first pushing him away and then smacking the plate over the demonstrator as he was led away by police.

Members of the audience described how the protester said “You naughty billionaire” to Mr Murdoch as he carried out the attack.

Scotland Yard confirmed that a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

The substance splattered on Mr Murdoch is believed to be shaving foam, officers added.

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  • this is very bad and i think the prim minister should also step down as i think this is very bad ,,Murdoch should also step down as well ,, and is son this is out of order and should not be just be left as it is please i pray that the British people will not stop act tell Justis is done

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    clifton

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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