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Australia Sydney news: University of Sydney protesters cop $21,000 in fines as riot squad deployed

00:41  24 september  2020
00:41  24 september  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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University of Sydney staff say they're concerned that a heavy-handed police response to student protests is stifling free speech on campus, as dozens of The students ran through nearby Victoria Park where they were chased by police, including members of the riot squad and police on horseback.

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a group of people walking down a street: Police issued 21 fines, totally $21,000, to student protesters objecting to uni fee hikes. (Supplied: Facebook) © Provided by ABC Business Police issued 21 fines, totally $21,000, to student protesters objecting to uni fee hikes. (Supplied: Facebook)

Here's what you need to know this morning.

University protesters fined

Police have issued fines totalling $21,000 to a group of student protesters objecting to university job cuts and fee hikes.

The protest began at the University of Sydney campus yesterday and continued through to City Road, where 21 students sat.

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From New Jersey to California, officers marched with protesters or took a knee in solidarity, in contrast to violent altercations elsewhere. I hold a master's degree from Columbia University 's Graduate School of Journalism. Previous bylines

NSW Police deployed officers from five departments, including the riot squad and mounted police.

The 21 students were each fined $1,000 for breaching public health orders which prohibit gatherings of more than 20 people.

More COVID-19 testing urged

The number of daily coronavirus tests in NSW has fallen steeply in the last week to its lowest level since mid-July.

This is despite despite health authorities insisting the virus is likely still circulating in Sydney.

"That transmission chain could be lost if you don't get tested and we'll all be punished," Catherine Bennett, chair of epidemiology at Deakin University said.

Here's why getting swabbed is a "necessary overkill", even as new infections decline.

Mum and kids escape suspicious fire

A mother and two children have escaped unharmed after a fire engulfed their Sadleir home overnight.

Anti-lockdown protesters chased by police from Melbourne park

  Anti-lockdown protesters chased by police from Melbourne park Up to 100 people gathering at Elsternwick Park in Brighton dispersed to Elwood when faced with a long line of officers at the site, 11km from Melbourne's CBD.Up to 100 people gathering at Elsternwick Park in Brighton dispersed to Elwood when faced with a long line of officers at the site, 11km from Melbourne's CBD.

Footage shows student protesters being forcefully removed from the University of Sydney ’s Fisher library by riot police.

Protest at the gates of Sydney University . Police have arrested at least six people. He alleged the police gave no verbal warning before “swooping” on protesters after they sat down on the driveway of the Carillon Avenue entrance to the university in front of a truck attempting to enter the grounds.

About 2:15am, emergency services attended a home on Pinnacle Street and found it well alight.

The family made it out but the home was significantly damaged.

Police have established a crime scene and are investigating the cause of the blaze.

NSW welcome as SA opens border

South Australia opened its border to arrivals from NSW at midnight, meaning people are now able to enter the state without being forced into mandatory quarantine.

The move came after two consecutive days of no community transmission of coronavirus being reported in NSW.

Discounted airline tickets from Sydney to Adelaide were in hot demand yesterday, but people who flew before midnight were still required to enter 14 days of quarantine.

The South Australian Premier said the border will stay open as long as cases remain low, but NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged SA to keep the border open for good.

NSW to foot fireworks bill

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the State Government will offer to pay for Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks to make sure they go ahead.

The City of Sydney has previously indicated it is concerned about hosting the event during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Premier has tasked the Treasurer and Tourism Minister with seeing how the event can be hosted safely.

Ms Berejiklian said she wants to offer the people of NSW, and around the world, a sign of hope for the coming year.

Suburbs where people copped the most coronavirus fines .
A disproportionate number of fines for breaching COVID-19 restrictions are being dished out to the vulnerable members of the community, new data shows. Statistics obtained under Freedom of Information laws by the Sun-Herald, revealed young disadvantaged Australians, with an immigrant or Indigenous background, have received a greater number of penalties in NSW and Victoria between March 17 to June 28. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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