University of California students protest fee hikes, privatization
- Year: 2011
- Length: 5:01 minutes (4.6 MB)
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Today in Long Beach, California students protested a vote at the California State University Chancellor’s office to approve a tuition hike - the third increase in the statewide system within a year.
The protests coincide with rallies throughout the University system, drawing attention to fee hikes and privatization. Protesters also highlighted police violence at the UC Berkeley campus. Yesterday, Berkeley classes moved outside, discussion circles formed around campus, and thousands marched and rallied throughout the day. In the evening, students triumphantly re-established a camp that police had demolished one week prior. From KPFA in Berkeley, Brian Edwards-Tiekert has more.