In previous years, the transformation of higher education was kept in the public focus via the protests of students and professors – and the intensity of such protests was not expected by all persons involved in tertiary education. After the demonstration of the Student Network in December 2012, the student movement found itself in the middle of a wider opposition movement against government policies. Yet even though the events of December were un- expected, in the following months there was, noticeably, a restoration of the former status quo. We intend to show here what the outcomes of the protests have been, however. To do this, we have examined the protest’s events from the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2013; and, based on a protest-event analysis, we examine aims, the participating actors, what actu- ally occurred and the impact of events. On the basis of this analysis, the group of new actors among advocacy organizations and the short-term effects of the protests can be explored with regard to their effects on non-higher educational movements.