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Students Shot at With Pepper Balls UC Riverside Prostest

A protest at the UC Regents meeting in Riverside yesterday devolved into a clash with police that resulted in two arrests and campus police firing pepper balls at protesters.

Students were on the UC Riverside campus to protest tuition hikes and ask UC Regents to demand more funding from the state. Protesters were given 20 minutes to speak before the finance meeting, Neon Tommy reported. They proposed a millionaire’s tax, revamping Proposition 13 and taxing oil producers, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported, adding that tuition has increased from $3,429 a year in 2001-2002 to $13,200 this year. Some of the students were local, but others were bused in from as far away as Berkeley and San Diego.

Nearly 100 officers from the Riverside Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff's Department joined 100 UC campus officers already on the scene outside the Regents' meeting, the Press

Added: Jan-21-2012 Occurred On: Jan-19-2012
By: jbpnw
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Tags: uc riverside, protesters, shot, pepper balls, raw video
Location: Riverside, California, United States (load item map)
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