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THOUSANDS OF CALIFORNIANS PROTESTS EDUCATION CUTS
by Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC)
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 9:50 AM
" No Cuts, No Freeze, Education Must be Free!" Thousands of students, teachers and members of different communities all over California turned out for massive protests in different schools and colleges against education cuts, the most recent attack of the ruling class against the people of the United States. In Los Angeles, more than 3,000 protestors led by the UTLA and supported by different community organizations like ANSWER-LA and Not In Our Name Coalition marched from Pershing Square/Hill St. to the Federal Reagan building down 3rd and Spring and showed their disgust against the state government.
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EPCC NEWS
March 5, 2010

THOUSANDS OF CALIFORNIANS PROTESTS EDUCATION CUTS

Los Angeles-" No Cuts, No Freeze, Education Must be Free!"

Thousands of students, teachers and members of different communities all over California turned out for massive protests in different schools and colleges against education cuts, the most recent attack of the ruling class against the people of the United States.

In Los Angeles, more than 3,000 protestors led by the UTLA and supported by different community organizations like ANSWER-LA and Not In Our Name Coalition marched from Pershing Square/Hill St. to the Federal Reagan building down 3rd and Spring and showed their disgust against the state government.

In UC Riverside, hundred of students marched around the campus condemning the cuts. In UCLA, 2,000 students massed at the Bruins Plaza and later 600 of them occupied Murphy Hall- the chancellors office. Also in CSULB, hundreds of students and community members walked out

In Northern California

Students and faculty from Berkeley also walked out and UC Sta Cruz did the same. Buses filled with demonstrators went to Sacramento to bring the protest to the state capitol. But as usual,the governor and the state legislator played deaf and dumb to people's demand.

In San Francisco, ANSWER-Bay area led the protest at the San Francisco Civic Center.More than 10,000 people filled the Civic Center. The crowd most high school and college turned out and showed their disgust to the system

In Oakland, more than 150 protestors were arrested by the police for shutting the freeway. The same thing happened in UC Davis when police fired pellet balls at hundreds of students who blocked the freeway. One student was arrested.

The KPFK has described the latest attacks on education "unprecedented because it seeks to gut the UC system. The UC system is said to be the jewel of US public education but the ruling class wanted to turn it to a privatized for profit pool.".

The KPFK also described the California mass action as the " first of its kind in being massive since the Immigrant Upsurge in 2006 and the first massive mass action in California after the Post-Obama instalation."

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Correction:Chris BanksFriday Mar 5th, 2010 2:03 PM