Education Minister Mocks Students Trying To Burn His Effigy

Has anyone checked if Christopher Pyne is a Targaryen?

1. 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.

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

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

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4. And there he was, smiling back….

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5. Why didn’t he burn?!

6. 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)

7. Regardless, Mr Pyne couldn’t resist uploading the failed burning man experiment to Facebook with the simple: “#ohdear”.

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

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Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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