Charges dropped against most Occupy the Capitol protesters

A number of protesters were arrested in the Capitol building following their decision to stay and occupy the space.
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A number of protesters were arrested in the Capitol building following their decision to stay and occupy the space.

Protesters received word from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Thursday advising that charges filed against 73 of the 77 protesters arrested during the Occupy the Capitol protests on March 5 were dismissed. According to Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully, three protesters still have charges pending for resisting arrest
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A man holds up a sign in front of the state Capitol building as part of a protest which led to an occupation and at least 72 arrests.

Occupy movement remains a part of California student protests

More than five months after Occupy Wall Street began, student protesters in California continue to draw on Occupy themes. Over the past few years, students from California public higher education institutions have protested on individual campuses and lobbied in Sacramento in response to decreased funding from the state and rising
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Protesters occupying the capitol building rotunda.

Protesters occupy state Capitol following afternoon rally in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO —Thousands of students protested in support of higher education Monday through a rally in front of the state capitol, and over 100 demonstrators participated in a subsequent occupation of the building. The rally featured several speakers calling on state lawmakers to increase funding to the public education system, including
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Students plan to rally, lobby in Sacramento

Thousands of students from around the state are expected to converge in Sacramento on Monday to demonstrate in support of higher education. The planned protest follows a national day of action Thursday that saw protests of varied sizes at schools across the country. UC Berkeley’s protest was small, but a
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Protesters gathered on Sproul for a noon rally, despite occasionally heavy rain. Jan Flatley-Feldman/Staff

March 1 Day of Action yields low turnout

UC Berkeley students and other community members took part in a national Day of Action Thursday that garnered significantly less participation than the large-scale Occupy Cal protests of last November. The day’s protest in support of public education began with small campus demonstrations and culminated in a march through Oakland.
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Birgeneau endorses March 5 rally in Sacramento

Chancellor Robert Birgeneau voiced support in an email Tuesday for the demonstration in Sacramento planned for March 5, promising that senior campus officials would join students in their protest of “the state’s disinvestment from public higher education.” UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer, Vice Chancellor for Student
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All shout for California

Year after year, semester after semester, UC Berkeley students join together with their fellow Californians to challenge budget cuts and tuition increases and all of the factors they see as an erosion of public higher education in the state. On Thursday, they are again expected to converge on campus. But
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