Around ten protesters have been injured during scuffles with police at a demonstration in Melbourne’s Docklands, 7 News reports. 

Images captured at the scene also show police using capsicum spray to disperse the crowd.

Students gathered to protest the government’s recent report on higher education fees, ahead of a Liberal Party fundraiser which is slated to have Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former PM John Howard in attendance.
 

Melbourne, Australia, 08.04.16: Protests outside a venue at the Docklands where Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull and other…

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The report proposes cutting subsidies for undergraduate degrees and deregulating the fees universities can charge, which opponents claim will drive the price of tertiary education to extreme levels. 

They’ve been joined by members of the Refugee Action Collective, who have been protesting the government’s continual detention of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island.

It’s been reported that the number of mounted, plain-clothes and other police units on the scene has increased to contain any more outbursts. We’ll update this story as it develops. 

Source: 7 News / Twitter / The Age. 

Photo: 7 News / Twitter.