Thursday, October 19, 2006

UC SANTA CRUZ Students, police clash at meeting

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
UC Santa Cruz students and campus police clashed during a visit by the UC regents on Wednesday when protesters blocked entrances at the meeting hall.

Accounts of how violent the confrontation got differed depending upon who was talking.

Student protesters say police turned violent, used pepper spray and beat some of the students with batons, bloodying at least one.

Representatives of the university and the regents said that although police did use pepper spray, they acted appropriately.

The trouble began at about 4:30 p.m. The Board of Regents was gathered inside the new Humanities Lecture Hall to greet students and faculty during a special visit to the campus. Outside the hall, about 200 student protesters, objecting to various UC policies, had blocked entrances to the building.
If the students don't like UC "policies" why don't they go to school somewhere else.