UC Berkeley students staged demonstrations Thursday afternoon to protest impending tuition hikes, following similar demonstrations at other UC campuses this week, including one that led to the closure of UC Santa Cruz’s campus.
Since 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning, protesters participating in the 96 Hours of Action — a series of multicampus demonstrations protesting police brutality and tuition hikes — had blocked access to the UCSC campus.
An update released by UCSC instructed students not to come to class Thursday. Several UCSC libraries were also closed, and on-campus transit service, with the exception of disability shuttle service upon request, has been suspended, according to the update.
Traffic was being diverted from the intersection of Bay Drive and High Street, which borders the campus. The campus was still closed as of 12:30 p.m.
Related protests at UC Berkeley had dispersed by around 1:30 p.m.
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