Australia: Students Protest Governments Education Plans

Police used pepper spray to disperse student protesters in Sydney, Australia, Friday amid nationwide anger over plans to deregulate university fees.

Activists said they were sprayed without warning when police denied them entry to a lecture by Education Minister Christopher Pyne.

Student representative Brigitte Holly was among those sprayed. She described the conduct of police as “despicable.”

“I was simply holding up a placard and chanting, and for that I was pepper sprayed. It is scary to think that the police force in this country are starting to pepper spray students standing up against the government's attacks on education,” said Holly.

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