13 people arrested in demonstration outside UC regents
meeting in San Francisco
Officials were meeting Wednesday to discuss raising
undergraduate fees. Most of those arrested were students. UC
San Francisco Police Chief Pamela Roskowski said protesters
had thrown barricades and other objects.
By Larry Gordon, reporting from San Francisco
Los Angeles Times
November 18, 2010
Thirteen people were arrested Wednesday in a raucous
demonstration outside a San Francisco hall where University
of California regents were meeting to discuss controversial
proposals to raise undergraduate fees and boost the numbers
of out-of-state students. Four UC police officers suffered
minor injuries during the protest, officials said.
At one point, a UC San Francisco police officer who had been
rushed by protesters and hit on the head with his own baton,
pointed his service gun at the demonstrators but did not
fire, police said. Police used pepper spray on an estimated
15 protesters, most of whom received treatment at the scene.
However, a number of students said that police overreacted
and that most of the demonstrators were seeking entrance to
the meeting to hear the regents' discussions.
"It's very sad to see how the UC students are being treated
outside," Claudia Magana, president of the statewide UC
Student Assn., told the regents. "They are not here to hurt
you." She later said students had hoped to persuade the
board to vote against the proposed 8% fee increase when the
meeting continues Thursday, but she said approval seemed
Full story at: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-uc-20101118,0,350349.story
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