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Berkeley students march to protest public education cuts

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Hundreds of students in Berkeley took part in protests Thursday against cuts to public education.

On campus, a Day of Action at UC Berkeley began with teach-outs and protesters wrapping California Hall in caution tape. Many Cal students marched to Oakland to join other protesters at Frank Ogawa Plaza from where a march on Sacramento is set to depart.

Several hundred Berkeley High students left campus at 2:40 pm and converged on Old City Hall on MLK Jr Way. There they listened to performers and speakers. There were chants, including ones calling for money for schools and against wars. Some students were dancing.

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Day of Action protests on campus result in 17 arrests

Protests as part of a national Day of Action yesterday on the campus of University of California Berkeley resulted in 17 arrests late last night. The Day of Action was organized as a protest against cuts to education. Yesterday’s protests, gathering at most 200 students, were considerably smaller than in previous years. … Continue reading »

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