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March 4 at CSU Monterey Bay
by Michael Frederiksen
Friday Mar 5th, 2010 8:20 PM
A summary of March 4 events at CSUMB.
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The day started out with a banner drop at the library.

Around noon, students, staff and faculty participated in a walkout and marched from either end of campus to a rally in front of the Student Center. A few hundred people attended the rally. Some student bands played throughout the day while students danced to the music. Student, staff, and faculty members spoke about cuts to public education and related issues, from spending money on wars and prisons to the systemic injustice that prevents so many people from attaining higher education.

In the evening, some of the protesters from campus went to a community rally at Colton Hall (the sight of the first public school in California) in downtown Monterey. They joined people from local community colleges, K-12 schools, and members of various labor unions.

Here is a video of the CSUMB march and rally: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KKaRfhGUWA
§Banner Drop at library
by Michael Frederiksen Friday Mar 5th, 2010 8:20 PM

A banner was hung on the side of the library to mobilize students for the walkout and rally.
§Marching to Rally
by Michael Frederiksen Friday Mar 5th, 2010 8:20 PM
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Students marching through campus to the rally.
§Campus Rally
by Michael Frederiksen Friday Mar 5th, 2010 8:20 PM
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Rally in the middle of campus.
§Dancing
by Michael Frederiksen Friday Mar 5th, 2010 8:20 PM
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Students dancing to the tunes of a campus band.
§Colton Hall Rally
by Michael Frederiksen Friday Mar 5th, 2010 8:20 PM

Community rally at Colton Hall in downtown Monterey.
§Picket Line
by Michael Frederiksen Friday Mar 5th, 2010 8:20 PM

Picket line at Colton Hall rally.
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