UC Budget Protests
A group of UC Berkeley students gathered in the lobby of the UC Regents Administration building in Downtown Oakland Monday afternoon, reportedly to discuss the announced 32% rise in undergraduate student fees with UC President Mark Yudof.
An all-day sit-in at U.C. Berkeley’s Wheeler Hall ended peacefully this evening, as protesters who had occupied the second floor of the central campus building were escorted out by police officers and faculty observers.
The sit-in at UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Hall ended peacefully this evening, as protesters who had occupied the campus building were seen leaving in small groups to join cheering crowds of supporters outside.
A statement from the University of California’s Office of the President argues that financial aid and other help will ease the impact of fee hikes.
A helicopter whirs and circles overhead. The din of chants, shouts and screams echo all the way up Telegraph and, as I get nearer, I can see energy ripple through the gathering crowd like ripples in a bowl of water. Signs and banners wave and bob with the undulation of some 5000 people. Everything is in the Technicolor of the midday sun and accompanied by yelling, drums and occasional rounds of protest songs. Overhead the sky is a perfect blinding…