UC Budget Protests
Three hundred students and teachers marched out of Mission High School early today, leading the charge to a rally at 24th and Mission Streets. They were joined by other schools along the way, ending in a 600-strong chanting throng. The group was later joined by other protestors and marched down Mission Street and on to Civic Center for a rally with students and public education supporters from across the city.
Students, parents and teachers flooded Mission Street this afternoon, protesting budget cuts to California’s public education system. The crowd of at least two thousand people stretched three blocks as it swept through the neighborhood on its way to Civic Center where protesters from across the city converged for a rally.
Last Monday about two hundred African-American students, dressed in black, linked arms and stood in silence across Sather gate to protest recent racial incidents at UC San Diego.
Throughout the afternoon, hundreds of students and teachers from throughout Oakland and Berkeley assembled downtown in front of City Hall to protest education budget cuts.
As California lawmakers debated budget fixes on the Senate floor, hundreds of students, teachers and parents from California school systems—K-12 through the University of California—gathered on the Capitol’s north steps to protest cuts to public education.
Eight-hundred protesters assembled near Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue in support of the March 4th Day of Action. The march, which commenced at noon, went from Sather Gate in Berkeley to Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland for a rally.
On the morning of March 4, protesters gathered at the main entrances to the UC Berkeley campus. This footage was shot from 7-10 am at the campus’ West Gate, Sather Gate and North Gate.