A great deal of space and the highest-profile part of that article is about the transphobic graffiti at Melbourne Uni. Then, down towards the end, this single sentence about the rally on campus to support Holly Lawford-Smith: “A small number of students at the rally became verbally abusive towards them. One splashed Ms Hercus with water.”
Interesting to see the importance placed on the first act and the dismissive description of the second. I would say that holding a megaphone in someone’s face and screaming abuse at them, then chucking water at them is far more aggressive and frightening to experience than a person writing something bigoted on a window then running away.
Here is a story about that rally (it’s from Sky News if that will cause anyone to get out their fainting couch, but it contains footage of the rally and an interview with Katherine Deves who is very good and measured):