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Thu Apr 8 2010 (Updated 04/15/10) University Comes Down Hard with Severe Sanctions for Protesters
UC Berkeley Rally in Defense of Students Facing Suspension On Monday, April 5th, dozens rallied at UC Berkeley to protest the university's crackdown on student protests. Over 100 students are facing possible suspension for participating in last semester's protests against budget cuts, furloughs, and tuition hikes -- among them, participants in last November's occupation of Wheeler Hall and last December's Open University.

Law student Daniela Urban called the suspensions an "unparalleled sanction" that sets a very aggressive standard for the university's response to student protest. She said, "If this is their jumping off point, what will students say to that? I've done nothing wrong and you haven't shown I've done anything wrong."

Students are also criticizing the university's code of conduct for violating their rights, including that of due process. University administrators say that the campus' disciplinary process is designed to be "educational" and "developmental." But critics say that the code fails to protect student rights while allowing for serious sanctions.

imc_photo.gifRead More with Photos | Demand Letter vs. UC Berkeley's Unconstitutional Student Conduct Process

See also: UCSC Students Slapped with Large Fines, Suspensions and an Expulsion | SFSU: Eleven Students From Budget Cut Protests Face Fines of $744.25 Per Student

Indybay Coverage from November and December 2009: After Morning Arrests at "Liberated" Wheeler Hall Eight Arrested on Felony Charges | California Students Protest and Occupy as UC Regents Approve 32% Fee Hike

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