LOS ANGELES, CA – Hundreds of students, workers, teachers and concerned citizens descended on Covel Commons at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus today to protest a proposed 32 percent fee-increase that will be voted on by the UC Regents tomorrow, the second day of their meeting at UCLA. Police arrested at least 14 students and several protesters were injured during the protest.
UPDATE: Both entrances are now clear. See full post for updates.
SANTA CRUZ, CA – Both entrances to the UC Santa Cruz campus have been blocked by protesters, causing traffic delays for those both entering and leaving the campus.
“We have to fix this or we have no future” John Plotts, Assistant Vice President-Finance.
The University of California (UC) Regents will vote Nov. 18 on whether or not to increase undergraduate educational fees by a total of 32 percent, or approximately $2,500, starting next school year. By raising fees, regents and the University Office of the President (UCOP) plan to make up for a loss of state funds.