May 22, 2014

What the Melbourne student protest was really like

News Corp reported violent clashes between students and police at yesterday's Melbourne protest. But Crikey intern Danielle Thompson, who was there, says it was much less dramatic ...

If you've read the Murdoch press in Melbourne today, you'd think yesterday's student protests outside state Parliament House were violent clashes between feral students and police. The Herald Sun advised "delinquent" students to "GET A JOB!" after a front page implying the protesters were attention-seekers with some mummy issues ...

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5 thoughts on “What the Melbourne student protest was really like

  1. klewso

    The protest up here in Queensland wasn’t rough enough to distract voters, from the budget, so our Curry or Maul had to photo-shop the worst of the Sydney “riot”.

  2. zut alors

    The best thing about the Brisbane march was the lack of police involvement – the only incident being when a bunch of mouthing-off Young Liberals was cautioned by an officer for drowning out the free speech of Greens Senator Larissa Waters.

    So, here in Brisbane, the only unruly behaviour came from conservatives. That didn’t make the front page of The Courier-Mail either.

  3. James

    Let’s be honest, the rallies were embarrassingly small. The media had predetermined that is was going to be a major news story that night but the reality is that far bigger turnouts are seen for far more obscure causes, and they hardly rate a mention on the news.

    I walked past the Adelaide “protest” in Rundle Mall and it was quite literally little more than a small group of Socialist Alliance sympathizers, the same ones who turn up at every protest. From the photos it looks like the other capitals were much the same.

  4. Graeski

    This is why I subscribe to Crikey, and why I wouldn’t even use a Murdoch publication in my compost heap for fear of poisoning the worms.

  5. AR

    Been a while since Ms Laura Norder has been wheeled out by the Establishment.

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