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Protesters shatter glass door, disrupt Cal State board meeting

November 16, 2011 | 12:12 pm

About 150 chanting, whistle-blowing protesters disrupted a meeting of the Cal State University trustees in Long Beach on Wednesday, with university police physically clearing the boardroom to restore order.

Students and members of the group ReFund California tried to storm the front door, shattering the glass, and police released tear gas to push them back. Several protesters were handcuffed and arrested.

The board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a proposal to raise tuition by 9%, or about $500, for fall 2012, bringing annual tuition for undergraduates to $5,970.


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-- Carla Rivera in Long Beach