Students Protest Occupy Crackdowns At U Of Calif Meeting

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Shouting Wall Street protesters disrupted a University of California board meeting on Monday, calling on banks and the wealthy to pay higher taxes to help fund higher education.

The Board of Regents was originally scheduled to meet in mid-November at the San Francisco-Mission Bay campus, but the session was scrapped when law enforcement warned that protests could turn violent.

Monday's meeting comes after campus police drew criticism for pepper-spraying peaceful student demonstrators at UC Davis and hitting Occupy protesters with batons at UC Berkeley this month.

Protesters yelled "Mic check!" and began shouting in unison during Monday's sessions in Davis, Los Angeles and San Francisco, forcing UC regents and administrators to leave the room.

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