2 Held At U of Calif Regents Meeting

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Tuition increases were not on the UC regents' agenda Thursday, but student protesters still angry over past fee hikes -- and worried about future ones -- disrupted the officials' meeting at UC Riverside and even blocked some from leaving.

Two demonstrators were arrested for allegedly assaulting police officers, UC Riverside spokesman James Grant said, and there were no serious injuries, although four officers suffered minor cuts.

During the regents' morning session, 18 students staged a sit-down demonstration, causing the meeting to stop for about 50 minutes and then resume with limited public access.

There were no arrests in that incident, but protesters continued to gather outside the building where the regents were meeting.

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