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SFSU Students Protest Privatization of Education
On Thursday, April 26th, Students at SFSU engaged in a five hour long march today to protest the impending fee hikes as well as class size and funding cuts to EOP programs. Students also protested the administration in general for its lack of support for students.
On Thursday, April 26th, Students at SFSU engaged in a five hour long march today to protest the impending fee hikes as well as class size and funding cuts to EOP programs. Students also protested the administration in general for its lack of support for students. Students gathered on Malcolm X plaza beginning at 10:00AM. After a large number of students gathered they set off in a march through campus buildings. They marched through the Humanities building, followed by Burk Hall and the HSS building. All the way students carried signs displaying messages such as "Hold the CSU Accountable" and "Stop Fee Hikes", Chanting slogans and cheers, and drumming as loud as possible. The March returned to Malcolm X Plaza briefly before continuing to the Administration building. Students stood outside the administration building for a short period of time before the chant of "Let's Go In" rose from the crowd. There was a moment of hesitation before the crowd plunged into the building. Police presence was light to non-existent so students filled the building. Unfortunately the Fifth floor which houses the President Corrigan's office was locked and Corrigan was not at school. After the building fire alarm went off twice students made their way outside and regrouped before heading into the lobby. Students used the central stairs as a stage and let multiple speakers from the campus community talk. Afterwards the floor was turned over to students. By about 4:00PM the protest had dispersed. The general attitude of people present believe that the protest was a great success.
Students began to gather at Malcolm X Plaza of SFSU's campus.
Students march through campus.
An Activist expresses his views.
Students enter the first building.
Students at Malcolm X Plaza shortly before marching on the administration building.
Students outside the Administration building.
Students entered the administration building and went upstairs.
Students inside the building.