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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Berkeley High School students hold rally in support of Day of Action

Hundreds of Berkeley High School students skipped their last class Thursday, instead deciding to hold their own rally in support of the March 1 Day of Action just hours before local teachers gathered at the same spot. Before joining the Berkeley Federation of Teachers demonstration at 4:30 p.m., high school
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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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UC Berkeley students advocate in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — About 100 UC Berkeley and UC Davis students, joined by the chair of the campus Academic Senate and a senior campus administrator, bused to Sacramento on Wednesday to lobby legislators and hold a press conference to speak out against the state’s disinvestment in public higher education. Unlike the
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