Protests Under Way On UC Berkeley Campus

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Anti-Wall Street activists converged Tuesday on the University of California, Berkeley for a day of protests and another attempt to establish an Occupy Cal camp after a failed effort last week led to dozens of arrests.

ReFund California, a coalition of student groups and university employee unions, called for a campus strike, and protesters planned a rally and march to protest banks and budget cuts to higher education.

Dozens of students and faculty members took part in morning teach-ins at an outdoor plaza covered with banners that read "stop the cuts" and "educate the state."

"If the only people who can come here in the future are those who have money, it's going to hurt everyone's educational experience," said Daniel Rodriguez, 28, a graduate student who was conducting an introductory Spanish language class outside.

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