SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California students clashed with police outside a meeting of the UC Board of Regents, which is scheduled to vote on another tuition increase.

UC spokesman Pete King says police arrested at least 16 protesters who tried to cross a police barricade at the building where the regents were meeting on the San Francisco campus Wednesday.

Christine Byon of the UC Students Association says a group of student protesters was pepper-sprayed.

Inside the meeting, several students urged the board to vote against the proposed 8-percent tuition increase.

UC officials say the fee hike is needed because the cash-strapped state has slashed funding to the 10-campus system.

The board is scheduled to vote on the tuition proposal Thursday.

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Comments (2)
  1. Matzpen says:

    This is good. College life is alienating enough without huge fee and tuition hikes

  2. King Hootchie says:

    King Hootchie say: Sure, demonstrate price come down. Do same at hospital. Both cost go up no reason. Higher than food, Walmart, etc. Must be liberal professor and doctor no good- pay too much. Scream, shout, carry sign. That work. Hit head on hammer, work too. Fat, lazy kid, no job. Get education. Fat, lazy kid with degree. Still, no job. Too much government, too little business. Tax people more, get govt. or university job for fat, lazy kid. Charge new student more. Ad infinitum. Rio Linda: lather, rinse, repeat.

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