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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 09:02 PM
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UC campus police move in on UC student protesters
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Source: SF Chronicle

Dozens of campus police in riot gear this afternoon descended on students outside UC Berkeley's Sproul Hall and arrested several protesters as they attempted to set up an "Occupy Cal" encampment.

The protesters were among 1,000 students, faculty members and Occupy activists who earlier in the day joined on the Berkeley campus in a statewide protest marking the first banding of the Occupy movement and student protesters against the financial handling of the state's public higher education system.

As police moved in, students shouted "We are the 99 percent!" and "Put the guns down!"

Protesters had voted to establish an encampment on campus, in defiance of university orders.

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