Morrison was visiting the university’s vaccine development center, where work on a Covid-19 vaccine is ongoing, when he was targeted by protesters who doused his car and a building in red liquid, CNN affiliate 7 news reported.
Morrison was escorted from the protest after becoming trapped in a campus building, while protesters — who were demonstrating to raise awareness of Australia’s refugee detention — threw red paint and tomatoes, according to CNN affiliate 9 News.
Protesters from the Refugee Solidarity Meanjin community group said in a statement that they were protesting the detention of refugees and asylum seekers in Australian immigration custody.
“We were there to protest the indefinite detention of people just looking for a safe place to live,” a spokesperson for Refugee Solidarity Meanjin told CNN.
“Yes we stalked the Prime Minister, yes we waited until he got in the building and then locked him in, yes we
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