Nov 28 2011

LA Times: Student protests disrupt UC regents meeting at UCLA, other campuses

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Chanting student demonstrators disrupted a meeting of UC regents being held at UCLA and several other system campuses, forcing officials to move to other rooms to continue their teleconferenced gathering.

UC leaders attending the meeting by teleconference at UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Davis and UC Merced were all forced to adjourn and reconvene elsewhere after small groups of demonstrators stood and began shouting and chanting. During their protests and an extended public comment session, student speakers expressed deep frustration over rising tuition costs and the recent pepper spraying of nonviolent protesters at UC Davis by campus police.

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