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    Education Minister Mocks Students Trying To Burn His Effigy

    Has anyone checked if Christopher Pyne is a Targaryen?

    Education Minister Christopher Pyne has been the target of some hot attacks in his time, but in Melbourne today students angry about proposed higher education changes set him on fire.

    Sky News / Via facebook.com

    Except that he wouldn't stay alight. Leading to one of the students directly applying more lighter fluid. But it just wouldn't work.

    Sky News / Via facebook.com

    Another student decided it was enough and poured some cold water on the effigy idea.

    Sky News / Via facebook.com

    And there he was, smiling back....

    Sky News

    Why didn't he burn?!

    HBO / Via images5.fanpop.com

    The national protests dubbed "National Day of Action" included a demonstration in Sydney with another effigy.

    Student protesters attempt to burn effigy of Education Minister Christopher Pyne in Sydney #NDA @smh

    Michael Koziol@michaelkoziol

    Student protesters attempt to burn effigy of Education Minister Christopher Pyne in Sydney #NDA @smh

    3:01 PM - 20 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Regardless, Mr Pyne couldn't resist uploading the failed burning man experiment to Facebook with the simple: "#ohdear".

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    We'll leave the final word to the inimitable Sky News host David Speers.

    Sky News / Via facebook.com

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