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California troopers arrest dozens in state Capitol (68 teachers & students)
AJC ^ | 3/06/12 | HANNAH DREIER

Posted on 03/06/2012 2:35:01 AM PST by Libloather

Calif. troopers arrest dozens in state Capitol
The Associated Press
12:36 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Highway Patrol officers arrested dozens of protesters who refused to leave the state Capitol Monday night after repeated warnings, capping a day of protests over cuts to higher education that saw thousands descend upon Sacramento.

The CHP said 68 people were arrested Monday evening and four earlier in the day. The protesters who were arrested for refusing to leave will be charged with trespassing, CHP Capt. Andy Manard said.


Those arrested were part of a boisterous daylong protest over state budget cuts to higher education that have led to steep tuition increases and fewer courses at California's public universities and colleges. Thousands swarmed the Capitol lawn, waving signs and chanting, "They say cut back, we say fight back."

Democratic lawmakers addressed the group and lamented the deep cuts to higher education they have made in recent years.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: arrest; california; students; teachers
Shouldn't the freeloaders be in school?
1 posted on 03/06/2012 2:35:08 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

This will make the substitute teachers happy, more work today!

2 posted on 03/06/2012 3:31:40 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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To: BlueStateBlues

> fewer courses at California’s public universities and colleges

Let’s hope that means fewer “Gay and Lesbian Studies”, “Islamic Studies”, Wymyn’s Studies”, etc, while keeping bourgeois courses like Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Western Civilization.

3 posted on 03/06/2012 4:00:06 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Libloather

There is the old axiom, “When you rob Peter to pay Paul, Paul rarely complains.”

Apparently that is true. It seems it is also true that if you stop robbing Peter to pay Paul, Paul will complain rather violently.

Paul is truly a leech, and a loser.

4 posted on 03/06/2012 5:25:16 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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