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Campus protests are a free speech test for universities

25 May 2024

5:53 PM

25 May 2024

5:53 PM

‘This is a major win.’ These were the words of a spokesperson after the University of Melbourne caved in to the demands of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists after a week of protests.

The protesters agreed to end their encampment, claiming the University of Melbourne had agreed to disclose all research partnerships with weapons manufacturers as demanded.

The students had commandeered a building at the university’s Parkville campus and set up a protest encampment replete with tents, banners, and flags.

‘We are committed to our demands and will continue to build and fight until the University of Melbourne not only discloses but divests in...

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