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Hundreds Demonstrate at UC Santa Cruz Against 32% Fee Hikes
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
On November 18th, hundreds of students rallied at the two entrances to the UC Santa Cruz campus, shutting them down for several hours. The demonstration was in conjunction with statewide actions against a 32% increase in undergraduate student fees, effective fall 2010, which was approved the same day at UCLA by the Committee on Finance of the UC Board of Regents.

A group of approximately 300 students entered the Kresge Town Hall at UCSC to create an organizing space around the budget cuts. Students at the entrances eventually joined the others in the Kresge Town Hall to plan further actions.
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For more information, see:

Days of Action November 17-19 to Defend Public Education
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/11/15/18628712.php

UCSC: Over 500 students are occupying the Kresge Town Hall
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/11/18/18629134.php
§Circle at Bay and High
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§Pay Attention
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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Save UC Resource Centers
§Amplified with People Power!
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§UC ME NOW, NOT AFTER 32%
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§Marching up Empire
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§West Entrance
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§Books Not Bombs
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§UCPD Plainclothes Surveillance
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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The UCSC Administration and UC Police appeared to be almost bending over backwards to help facilitate the demonstration, including re-routing traffic away from the main entrance and also directing car drivers away from the west entrance to campus.

While the UC Police and Administration were friendly with big smiles throughout the day, there was also at least one plainclothes police officer engaged in photographic surveillance of students protesting.
§Picking Up a Child
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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Students decided that drivers attempting to enter campus to pick up a child from daycare would be allowed through. Campus workers were also given the green light.
§Student Strike
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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Students trying to drive onto campus to attend a class were denied entrance and told to turn their car around.
§Student Services
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§Education for All
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§FUCK the HIKES
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§Stop Cutting Education
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§Marching to Kresge
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§Blocking the West Entrance
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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§Hike Mountains
by ~Bradley Wednesday Nov 18th, 2009 8:11 PM
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Great pics!CCCWednesday Nov 18th, 2009 11:02 PM
fuk yafuk yaWednesday Nov 18th, 2009 10:43 PM
thank you bradleySeanWednesday Nov 18th, 2009 9:34 PM