Three people were arrested at a University of California Regents meeting Thursday after a demonstration denouncing a possible state funding deal that protesters said would raise tuition and cut employee benefits.
Nearly all of the 72 people arrested during this week’s protests over funding for higher education at the state Capitol have been released.
California Highway Patrol officers arrested dozens of protesters who refused to leave the state Capitol Monday night after repeated warnings, capping off a day of protests over cuts to higher education.
College students all over the Bay Area and across the nation were partnering with the Occupy movement Thursday in a day of action against higher tuition costs.
Protesters have disrupted the University of California Board of Regents meeting being held at the Riverside campus.
State Senator Leland Yee’s proposed bill says colleges and universities shouldn’t give administrators pay raises while students struggle with fees and tuition increases.
The University of California Board of Regents is asking the state legislature for an additional $411 million in funds for the next fiscal year.
University of California students were protesting at four campuses where board members met by teleconference after worries about violence led to the cancellation of a previous meeting.
The California State University chancellor has ruled out a new vote on a bitterly contested tuition increase, despite pressure to reconsider it because it might have sidestepped open-government laws.
A University of California Board of Regents meeting postponed this week because of fears about violent protests has been rescheduled for Nov. 28, UC officials said Friday.