DRESSED in bloody clothes and accompanied by a grim reaper, ANU students protested against funding cuts for tutorials at the university’s open day on Saturday.
The protest, staged during Deputy Vice Chancellor Marnie Hughes Warrington’s opening address, saw students entering the room to the sound of a funeral march and staging a “die-in”, littering the stage with “bodies”.
Protest organiser Geraldine Fela addressed the audience to explain that: “We are not here because we don’t want people to come to this University. We want people to come but we want them to come prepared to fight an administration determined to erode quality of education at every step.”
Following the demonstration, members of the group spent time talking to concerned parents and prospective students about the policies of the ANU and why students were taking action to defend education for current and future students alike.