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Chanting in Capitol Rotunda Against Budget Cuts to Education (2:12)
by Jonathan Nack
Wednesday May 11th, 2011 11:06 AM
Protesters chanting in the Rotunda of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, CA, on Monday, May 9, 2011.
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Chanting in Capitol Rotunda Against Budget Cuts to Education (2:12)

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Videographer & Editor: Jonathan Nack 2011

Protesters chanting in the Rotunda of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, CA, on Monday, May 9, 2011. Students took the lead the way and two hundred joined in, including teachers and community leaders. Students had come from up and down the state, including a large contingent from U. C. Santa Cruz.

The Chanting occurred as part of a week of protests against proposed budget cuts to education [ http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5632/calif._unions_step_up_opposition_to_public_education_gutting/ ]

Following the chanting, 65 protesters committed nonviolent civil disobedience by sitting down and refusing to leave the Rotunda after the Capitol closed to the public for the day. [ http://educationclearinghouse.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/65-arrested-in-teachers-protest-in-sacramento/ ]

The arrested protesters were held overnight, and were kept with their hands handcuffed behind their backs for the first six hours. This despite the fact that only three of those arrested were charged with resisting arrest, while the rest were charged only with misdemeanor trespass. [ http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-news-day2cappro,0,7616253.story ]

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