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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.

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  -Students shut down UC regents meeting alp227  Nov-28-11 05:54 PM   #0 
  - Good!!! People are fed up with being pushed around by TPTB! n/t  RKP5637   Nov-28-11 05:58 PM   #1 
  - The lesson we have to keep re-learning, apparently, is:  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-29-11 07:45 AM   #21 
     - Yep, and a new generation is learning that with OWS, fortunately. n/t  RKP5637   Nov-29-11 07:50 AM   #22 
  - They should ask how much the Regents get paid  LiberalFighter   Nov-28-11 06:00 PM   #2 
  - They get paid for showing up, even if they can't get their work done.  MADem   Nov-28-11 06:58 PM   #7 
  - Depends what you mean by "paid."  Igel   Nov-28-11 07:01 PM   #8 
  - $0  Xithras   Nov-29-11 01:09 PM   #26 
  - Excellent.  EFerrari   Nov-28-11 06:01 PM   #3 
  - Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Regent, joined the protesters in SF..Good for him!  red dog 1   Nov-28-11 06:07 PM   #4 
  - Newsom is a good corporate Democrat.  EFerrari   Nov-28-11 07:43 PM   #9 
     - Newsom is a good Democrat.....Period!  red dog 1   Nov-28-11 11:21 PM   #11 
        - LOL. I lived in San Francisco while he was mayor.  EFerrari   Nov-28-11 11:50 PM   #12 
        - I've lived in San Francisco all my life!  red dog 1   Nov-29-11 12:12 AM   #14 
        - Sounds like you need to do a little homework on Newsom  EFerrari   Nov-29-11 12:51 AM   #15 
           - Sounds like you need to do a little homework on Clinton.  red dog 1   Nov-29-11 01:32 AM   #17 
           - Nope. I'm fine. nt  EFerrari   Nov-29-11 12:28 PM   #24 
           - Who cares about Newsom having an affair with his campaign manager's wife?.....and  red dog 1   Nov-29-11 01:57 AM   #18 
        - If I rememeber correctly, did he not admit to a drinking problem also?  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-29-11 07:56 AM   #23 
        - LOL. That's where I remember the name! eom  axollot   Nov-29-11 02:05 PM   #30 
        - Gavin Newsom is, and always has been...  clixtox   Nov-28-11 11:55 PM   #13 
        - Newsom joining the protesters was a "facile stunt"?  red dog 1   Nov-29-11 03:35 AM   #19 
           - I live in Saigon, Vietnam, most of the time now...  clixtox   Nov-29-11 04:22 AM   #20 
              - Did George Moscone "mis-manage" San Francisco too?  red dog 1   Nov-29-11 12:57 PM   #25 
                 - Obviously George Moscone is an exception...  clixtox   Nov-29-11 06:52 PM   #31 
                    - BREAKING NEWS: The USA has only one political party!...See post 31  red dog 1   Nov-29-11 11:15 PM   #32 
                       - This is news only to the naive and bamboozled!  clixtox   Nov-30-11 01:39 AM   #33 
        - Newsom is the Lieberman of California politics  Xithras   Nov-29-11 01:13 PM   #27 
           - I don't think the people of San Francisco would agree with you on that.  red dog 1   Nov-29-11 01:55 PM   #29 
  - Good to hear....  daleanime   Nov-28-11 06:12 PM   #5 
  - Good.  ellisonz   Nov-28-11 06:21 PM   #6 
  - Glad to hear it!  lonestarnot   Nov-28-11 07:57 PM   #10 
  - "People's Regents" -- Good for them - - !!!  defendandprotect   Nov-29-11 01:02 AM   #16 
  - These kids are misguided and are protesting the wrong place.  Xithras   Nov-29-11 01:25 PM   #28 

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