top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Thu Dec 10 2009 (Updated 02/04/10)
Students Occupy Business Building at SFSU
Thu Dec 10 2009 (Updated 02/04/10)
Business Building Occupation at San Francisco State University Ends with Pre-Dawn Raid
Students occupied the business building at San Francisco State University before dawn Wednesday, December 9th to protest higher tuition, massive layoffs, hundreds of classes cut and millions for administration salary. Hundreds of students linked arms at various points throughout the day in solidarity against the complete dismantling of the education system in California. Students drew connections between layoffs and cuts in other public sectors, billions spent on war and millions of people without health care.

Into the evening and early morning hours, solidarity demonstrators maintained human blockades at the four doors to the building. On the inside of the doors, occupiers had stacked desks and chairs and zip-tied them together. At one door, dozens danced to a sound system. At another, people played guitar and drummed. Around the building, people bundled up against the cold of the night and the light rain that fell. Just after 3am, reports of police movement in the area got everyone to their feet, locking arms at the doors. At 3:45am, police in riot gear rushed the building, breaking a side window to gain entry. As the occupation hit twenty-four hours, at about 4am, police were arresting occupiers who had retreated to a single room on the second floor. Those blockading one of the doors on the outside were forcibly removed so that police could clear the way for arrested occupiers to be removed from the building. Solidarity demonstrations on 19th Street continued for another two hours, as protesters attempted to block police vans from moving with arrestees and later blocked early commuter traffic. Including occupiers and those outside, over 30 people were arrested, cited, and later released.

Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | Demands | The Enemy Within
imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | imc_video.gifimc_photo.gifBreaking News
04/22/17 Calling out the CHP for Hit and Run Murder Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | California04/22/17 The Future of Our Nation's Wild Horses is Uncertain Environment & Forest Defense | U.S. | Animal Liberation04/20/17 Campaign Against Those Without Homes in Santa Cruz Grows More Repressive, Even in the Rain Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/19/17 California Senate Committee Votes to Eliminate State's Money Bail System Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | California | Government & Elections04/19/17 New California State Legislation Honors The Dignity Of Transgender Prisoners Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | LGBTI / Queer | Indymedia | California04/18/17 Tens of Thousands in Over 150 US Cities Demonstrate Against Trump on Tax Day Front Page | Central Valley | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | North Bay / Marin | North Coast | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/17/17 Anarchists and Antifascists Clash with Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis, and Trump Supporters Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | California | U.S. | Immigrant Rights04/16/17 KPFA Local Station Board Member Tries to Secretly Create New Organization Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Indymedia | East Bay | California | U.S.04/13/17 Campaign for Sensible Transportation Proposes a Commuter Benefits Programs Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/13/17 Staff at Ella Baker Center Form a Union and Join CWA, Local 9415 Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | East Bay04/12/17 Valerie Corral of Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana Speaks on Industry Today Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Drug War | Womyn | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: San Francisco | Education & Student Activism | Front Page
Thousands Attend SF Milestone March for Science Science Means Knowledge Saturday Apr 22nd 5:06 PM
Anti-Capitalist Bloc @ the March for Science! Nherd (1 comment) Friday Apr 21st 4:30 PM
SF Science Rally & March on Market to Science Fair at Civic Center Science Means Knowledge (1 comment) Thursday Apr 20th 7:50 PM
The People vs. George Gascon ntuit Sunday Apr 16th 5:22 PM
Fundraiser to Support LocalWiki! Santa Cruz Wiki News Saturday Apr 15th 9:37 PM
Sacramento Rally & Senate Health Cmte Hearing-SB 562's 1st Vote! Elizabeth Montgomery Thursday Apr 13th 1:28 PM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Kamala Kelkar, SF Bay View Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PM
Trump Election Exposes Crises of US Capitalism & Imperialism; Creates Opportunity United Public Workers For Action (2 comments) Thursday Dec 1st 2:38 PM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? Lynda Carson (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AM
The Politics of My OSC Complaint At OSHA/DOL Darrell Whitman Monday Aug 15th 9:55 AM
Killer whales remain protected in Washington via OCEANA Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Police evicts No Border Camp in Greece No Border Camp (2 comments) Wednesday Apr 20th 5:13 AM
More Global News...
[ × close ]