Student Protesters Occupy Building At Sac State For 2nd Day
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 students at California State University, Sacramento are occupying a campus building for a second day to protest state budget cuts to higher education.
The demonstration began Wednesday when students protested inside the administration building at Sacramento State University, one of 23 CSU campuses where demonstrators held rallies, marches and teach-ins.
Professor Kevin Wehr says 18 Sacramento State students spent the night in the building’s lobby, and they were joined by dozens more Thursday.
The students are calling on university President Alexander Gonzales to stop giving raises to administrators and focus campus resources on student instruction. They also want him to support legislation that would tax oil companies to raise money for California’s public colleges.
University officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.