In Australia, a Rise in Attacks on Indian Students

Ethnic tensions lead to anti-government demonstrations

Friday, June 12, 2009

Demonstrators are protesting in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, where dozens of assaults against Indian students have been reported in the past year. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says any racist attacks are “deplorable.” Gautam Gupta, a student who was attacked, says the authorities have been too slow to respond, so he’s set up the Federation of Indian Students of Australia to protect Indian students. He joins The Takeaway from Melbourne to talk about the rise in ethnic tensions.

Watch footage from the protests below.


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