Protesters Blocking Entrances to California College Campus

Mar 5, 2015 9:22 AM

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Protesters are blocking all entrances to University of California, Santa Cruz campus as part of an ongoing demonstration against tuition hikes.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports university officials Thursday morning are advising people to stay off campus.

The protest began at 4:30 a.m. when students and other protesters blocked the west entrance to campus.

Protesters then showed up at the main gate.

On Tuesday, police arrested six protesters who shut down State Route 1 for several hours by chaining themselves to bins filled with concrete placed in lanes.

The California Highway Patrol used jackhammers, saws and crowbars to unwind the tangle of chains and concrete. The suspects were arrested for creating a public nuisance, failure to obey an officer and conspiracy.


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