THE Whitehouse Institute of Design was hit by vandals overnight — and the prestigious college’s woes have continued this afternoon.
The heat continues to be directed towards the college this afternoon, with left-wing activist group the Socialist Alternative protesting outside the institute’s Melbourne campus, where Frances now works.
Protesters gathered outside the college in Bourke St about 3pm and attempted to force their way inside. Police are on the scene.
Protester Elliot Downes, 18, said the demonstration was in objection to the awarding of the scholarship.
“I think this represents everything that wrong with the system where the Prime Minister’s daughter went to an elite institution for virtually nothing while working class kids are going to pay through the roof because of her father’s actions,” she said.
“Protests like the one today are the only way we have a hope of beating back the Abbott Government’s attacks on education, and everything else included in their horror budget,” Ms Downes said.
The police have to provide ongoing protection so the PMs daughter can go to work?