Skip to comments.Dozens arrested at California Capitol protests as thousands decry high cost of education
Posted on 03/06/2012 9:06:24 AM PST by SmithL
Another day of protests played out at the state Capitol on Monday with thousands of demonstrators denouncing soaring higher education costs and a select group spending most of the day inside the rotunda to achieve one goal: getting arrested.
By the time the spectacle petered out Monday night, the California Highway Patrol tallied 68 arrests of people who refused to leave the Capitol rotunda after it closed at 6 p.m. Four others were arrested earlier, three on charges of creating a disturbance and one because he was carrying a switchblade, authorities said.
The main group of arrestees, who will be charged with trespassing, apparently felt they had made their point, although it was unclear at times exactly what that was.
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UC Santa Cruz student Anneliese Harlander goes limp as California Highway Patrol officers drag her out of the Capitol rotunda Monday. CHP officers arrested 68 who refused to leave the building after it closed; four others were arrested earlier.
It sure has become fashionable in New America to demand resources from taxpayers. Pathetic... truly pathetic.
Why are they protesting? If I were to do it all over again, I would go right to work out of high school. I think a college education has lost its value since I attended UCLA in the late 60’s. If you are saddled with 5-figure debt for the rest of your life to attain a 5-figure income, what advantage do you have over folks who pick tomatoes or wash windows? May as well go right to work or the service, and in today’s world, anyone who wants to wear a suit can go into sales. The illegals have shown us the way!
University students! Refuse to feed the bloated and arrogant university professors with your money! Strike against tuition! Refuse to sign up for classes this coming Fall! The university professors and administrators are eating caviar and drinking expensive champagne at their faculty meetings while you’re existing on ramen noodles! They won’t even stop their luxury cars to give you a ride to school! And you will pay any increase in taxes! The lazy university professors take your money whether it’s tuition or taxes! Throw them out on their ears! Down with the trough-hogging university professors and administrators!
Remember who’s in charge of “Big Education” — not some eeevil corporatist CEO you can go picket.
In fact, historically many of these “SOB`s” have been extremely philanthropic to the Education “racket...
But then you direct your argument to university students, (snicker).
Of course, I'm sure they're screaming about that too. /s
It's on the way.