41 Arrests at Berkeley as California Protests Spread

November 23, 2009

Authorities arrested 41 students at the University of California at Berkeley Friday, ending the latest building takeover on that campus in a series of protests statewide over cuts to public higher education and administrators' response to those cuts, the Los Angles Times reported. Hundreds of students had rallied outside a classroom building that the protesters occupied. The administration building at the University of California at Santa Cruz remains occupied in a related protest, The San Jose Mercury News reported. At California State University at Fresno, meanwhile, students stayed in the library past the closing time on Friday to protest reduced hours at the facility, The Fresno Bee reported.

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