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Students Takeover CSU-Fresno Library - Part 2
by Mike Rhodes ( editor [at] fresnoalliance.com )
Friday Nov 20th, 2009 11:52 PM
This is an update on the student takeover of the CSU-Fresno library. The audio below is 3:45 minutes long.
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The students who are now occupying the Fresno State University library held a press conference at 10 p.m. this evening. The press conference was held on the main floor of the library, where 75 - 100 students are saying they will not leave. The administration has locked the doors allowing people to leave, but not return. There are about 50 people standing outside in the rain, chanting and holding signs in solidarity with the students.

The photos below show the scene just before the press conference was held, as the occupying students inside were at the front doors (which are glass). Chanting was going back and forth between those occupying the library and their supporters outside.

Jamie SanAndres is the student leader reading the statement.
§Inside the Library
by Mike Rhodes Friday Nov 20th, 2009 11:52 PM

These Students are Standing at the Front Door, inside the Library
§Inside the Library
by Mike Rhodes Friday Nov 20th, 2009 11:52 PM

Students were chanting back and forth with the students and supporters outside the library.
§Supporters Were Standing Outside in the Rain
by Mike Rhodes Friday Nov 20th, 2009 11:52 PM

§Another photo of Supporters on the Outside
by Mike Rhodes Friday Nov 20th, 2009 11:52 PM

They were trying to bring in food and drinks for the occupying students
§Students and Supporters Break into the Library
by Mike Rhodes Friday Nov 20th, 2009 11:52 PM

At one point somebody opened the doors and supporters stormed into the library
§Sign Held by Students Inside the Library
by Mike Rhodes Friday Nov 20th, 2009 11:52 PM