Skip to comments.Rowdy protester target funding cuts at US campuses
Posted on 03/05/2010 6:43:43 AM PST by STONEWALLS
BERKELEY, Calif. Students carried out raucous rallies on college campuses nationwide Thursday in protests against deep education cuts that turned violent as demonstrators threw punches and ice chunks in Wisconsin and blocked university gates and smashed car windows in California.
At least 15 protesters were detained by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police after as many as 150 students gathered at the student union then moved to an administrative building to deliver petitions to the school chancellor.
University spokesman Tom Luljak said campus police allowed one person inside, But when she emerged, she encouraged everyone to rush the building, he said.
The violence began when police tried to turn them away. No serious injuries were reported.
The school was among dozens of nationwide campuses hit with marches, strikes, teach-ins and walkouts in what was being billed as the March 4th National Day of Action for Public Education.
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Is that what they are calling Berkley Riots now?
As long as the government is subsidizing the cost of a college education the cost will continue to rise. Idiots.
I hope any student who broke the law will be arrested, tried, convicted, and punished. Just because the Democrats have no respect for the law doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be enforced.
There are not cuts in education. The taxpayers can’t afford to carry you any longer. You want to go to college pay for it yourself.
Sounds like we should show up to protest public funding of higher education. How would they handle a poster such as this: “Cut University Funding Now!”?
Back in the ‘60’s, during the Vietnam campus protests, a very wise old working man I knew said of the demonstrations, “Why do I have to pay for it?”
Expel arrested “students”.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police at UC Berkeley ????