Opposition Leader Tony Abbott faced some angry marriage equality protesters in Melbourne on Sunday.

Abbott was caught up in the stand-off as he was dining at the University Cafe in Lygon St with The Australian‘s foreign editor Greg Sheridan.

Equal Love convenor Ali Hogg said protesters had been tipped off Abbott was in the restaurant.

“We couldn’t let the opportunity go by without making our way down there to give him a piece of our mind on his position on marriage equality,” Hogg said.

Hogg said around six people surrounded Abbott and Sheridan chanting, “Tony Abbott, you’re a bigot, gay marriage you don’t dig it.”

It’s understood some of the workers inside the cafe signed a petition in support of marriage equality and handed it to Abbott.

Protesters were eventually removed from the premises but continued to chant at Abbott and Sheridan, banging on the window of the restaurant holding up posters for an upcoming marriage equality rally.

Photos: Rachel Sztanski

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