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At the Border Force office in Melbourne. Photo: Zebedee Parkes

In the early morning, the students entered and shut down the CBD offices of BHP, Border Force (Department of Home Affairs) and Melbourne University. They were protesting the organisations’ roles in the abuse and torture of refugees and asylum seekers, research and development of military technology, and the destruction of the climate.

The students aim to highlight the interlinked oppression of the system upheld by governments, universities and corporations that fuels the neoliberal agenda via corporatism, militarism, the violent oppression of human rights, the abuse of refugees and the deliberate destruction of the environment.