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Blockade of UC Regents Meeting

by tristan
Many came to SF to protest war, as part of this and for other issues, dozens of students blockaded the UC Regents meeting at UCSF Mission Bay.
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The University of California has many problems. UC Berkeley is the worst. They helped develop and build every nuclear bomb in the US arsenal. There are 13,000 native American remains in cardboard boxes in a basement under the pool. They want to cut down the memorial Oak Grove to build a gym on a major fault line. Perhaps the most problematic aspect of the Regents is the utter lack of democracy in the Regents. They are appointed by the governor to make all major decisions for the UC system but only one is a student and the rest are almost all rich white men who do not even live near universities that they run. Some students even think that they should have a say in how the university is run.

So, while others protested the war in Iraq, students locked down to the building. They used quality u-locks and the police bent several bolt cutters and the fire department broke a jaws of life before giving up. The Regents were ushered into a fire exit and later a few lock downs were broken through. Later the police dismantled the doors and arrested the students with locks still around their necks. The students also had a press conference, a students meeting and went into the regents meeting. When the action ended there they joined in the events in downtown against the war.
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A student is locked down to the rear main doors.
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Fire fighters try unsuccessfully to use a large pair of bolt cutters to remove a u-lock.
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Fire fighters unsure of what to do.
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Bringing in the jaws of life.
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Still trying to remove the student.
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A student locked down
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Nukes are made by the UC.
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Another door locked down.
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The front door was locked down by a student and a non student was locked to him with a tube.
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A student is locked to these doors as well.
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Another student is locked down to yet more doors.
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The side door is locked down.
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Students hold a press conference.
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Fire fighters gather to remove a locked down student.
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The jaws of life at work.
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The student is arrested.
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The jaws of life.
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Another student is locked down and holds a banner with a friend.
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Two are arrested and led away.
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