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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Protesters disrupt Thursday’s UC Regents Meeting

The University of California Board of Regents meeting at UCSF Mission Bay was briefly disrupted Thursday morning by protesters.
The protest followed an all-night encampment on the UCSF campus to call for increased accessibility and reduced tuition.
Protesters were also protesting the possibility of a tuition increase for students in 61 graduate programs systemwide. The vote on this action item was postponed at the request of California Gov. Jerry Brown, allowing him more time to learn about procedures and policies that surround fee and tuition decisions.
According to the Daily Californian, during the meeting, about 10 protesters stood up from the audience in the conference building and began chanting, bringing the discussion to a temporary halt. After a few minutes, the demonstrators moved outside to join the larger group of protesters after campus police threatened to arrest them.

The group then marched through the streets surrounding campus, shutting them down, before disbanding and migrating to the UC Berkeley campus by evening.

— Stephanie B. Nguyen


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