Looks like protests at Cal are heating up again after 17 students were arrested last night at Wheeler Hall. According to the Daily Cal, a small group of people are currently on the top of the building, making demands into a megaphone, and a crowd of about 300 people has amassed below them. The protesters’ four demands, twoth the Daily Cal about half an hour ago, are that the university “retract 32% fee increases, more democratic UC leadership, drop student conduct charges, [and] end Operational excellence,” the University’s recent cost-cutting reorganization effort. At least seven cops have entered the building, according again to the Daily Cal.
Update, 3:27: There are apparently now six protesters chained together on the roof. KTVU’s got some pretty gnarly footage here.
- Twitter user Javier Panzar (@jpanzar)