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Police clash at student protest for an open future

Police clash at student protest for an open future

At 1pm today, protesters from various Melbourne universities converged on the Town Hall to protest the increases to the HECS-HELP scheme proposed by the federal government. Led by Students Fighting For Change (SFFC) president Matt Hampton, the “peaceful protest with a clear message” aims to intercept Prime Minister Tony Abbot during a conference on public transport. The situation rapidly escalated as students rushed Mr Abbot as he left the Town Hall, forcing a police blockade after he was hit by…

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