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Activists protest education cuts at Capitol; about 70 arrested

The Chicago Tribune, 6 March 2012
Publié le : 6 mars 2012
 Chris Megerian 
Reporting from Sacramento -- Thousands of students and activists marched on the state Capitol on Monday to protest cuts in higher education, and authorities arrested 68 of them who refused to leave the building after it closed in the evening.

Four had been arrested earlier in the day, one on suspicion of possessing a switchblade.

The demonstration, billed by some as an "occupy the Capitol" act and supported by a freewheeling coalition of student groups and labor unions, was the latest sign of simmering discontent over steady hikes in the cost of attending state universities and community colleges.

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