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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 05:54 PM
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Students shut down UC regents meeting
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Source: SF Chronicle

Hundreds of students and faculty members temporarily shut down a University of California Board of Regents meeting being held simultaneously today at campuses in San Francisco, Davis, Merced and Los Angeles by standing in the conference rooms and chanting slogans so loudly the regents could no longer conduct business.

The meeting was going smoothly until the public comment portion ended at 9:30 a.m. and several demonstrators began yelling the Occupy movement's familiar "mic check!" call, signalling the desire to have a protest meeting.

There were about 50 students at each campus' regents meeting, which was being conducted by speakerphone. "We're not going away," and "We are the majority," the protesters chanted at each location.

After several minutes, most regents got up and left the room to the students, who began conducting what they called a "People's Regents" meeting - complete with two-minute speaker limits and planned votes on actions such as a proposed call for some regents and UC officials to resign.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/1...
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