Monday, May 7, 2012

Three arrested at Sydney Uni protest

A rally at one of Sydney's most prestigious universities has wound up with three arrests, one officer with a broken arm and protesters' claims that police "brutally attacked" students.

Hundreds of staff and students at the University of Sydney marched to the uni's Senate Building on Monday to protest job cuts to academic staff.

Protesters have hailed the march a success, saying they managed to block the services building of the university after the senate meeting was moved there.

"We moved to here and successfully stopped the senate from meeting," protester and political economy student Ben Dharmendra told AAP.

But a spokesman for the university said those protesters were "totally misinformed".

"The senate meeting is underway and has been going for a couple of hours," he told AAP around 5pm (AEST) on Monday, adding the protest "hasn't disrupted the meeting". Read More