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A Fortnight of Student Protest

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Coming up to its third week, the Gaza solidarity camp at the University of Melbourne is growing — It’s almost quadrupled to at least ninety tents. 

But the encampment is coming under increasing pressure.  Last Thursday, pro-Israel demonstrators marched across campus, culminating in a face off with pro-Palestine students amid a heavy police presence.

And this week, Petter Dutton called for encampments across the country to be forcibly removed. He also proposed new laws to fine Universities who don’t comply.  

But protesters say they’re staying put until their demands are met. They’re calling for the university to cut ties with weapons manufacturers.

In today's episode, you'll hear interviews about life at the encampment over the last two weeks. 

Featuring reporting by Ellen Cutler, Preeshita Shah, and Ricky Sproule.

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