Skip to comments.Students shut down UC regents meeting
Posted on 11/28/2011 2:29:40 PM PST by SmithL
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.
At San Francisco's Mission Bay campus, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a regent, remaind and joined the protesters.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
A whole lot of bullying going on.
If I were a campus cop, I’d ignore any cries for help coming from those Regents. If a cop actually used force, to remove violent protesters — that cop would be pilloried by the regents, and their ilk. (Literally, if possible.) If force (actual or implied) isn’t required — why call a cop?
Where’s the pepper spray when you need it?
That twit Newsom joined them? Time to pull out that ‘Come to Nevada’ folder.
The regents were heard screaming, "Be sure to bring your money!"