Berkeley students suspend tuition hike protest

Nov 26, 2014 1:57 PM by News Staff

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Students at the University of California, Berkeley have suspended their week-long protest in a campus classroom building over tuition increases.

Maiya Moncino, a fourth year Berkeley student and spokeswoman for The Open UC protest group, said students voted on Tuesday night to clean up and leave Wheeler Hall.

Moncino says group members may re-inhabit the building next week, but don't think that staying there full-time is the only way to make their opposition to the tuition hikes known.

They are planning to hold a rally on Tuesday, which is the 50th anniversary of a historic sit-in at Berkeley that was part of the campus' Free Speech Movement.

About 200 students started sleeping at Wheeler on Dec. 19 after the university's governing board approved increasing tuition by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years.

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