DAVIS (AP) — A small group of UC Davis students have taken over a vacant building on the Davis campus.
UC Davis spokeswoman Claudia Morain says the protesters entered the two-story building after a noon rally Tuesday and were still there Wednesday.READ MORE: Fire Inside Highway 160 Overpass Points To Dangerous Places People Are Making Their Homes
Morain says the small building was recently the home of the Cross Cultural Center and will soon house some student affairs programs.
Campus officials say they are monitoring the situation to ensure campus safety and minimize disruption to student services.READ MORE: As California's Eviction Ban Ends, Some Protections Remain
Student Artem Rafkin told The Sacramento Bee the protesters plan to use the building as the center of operations for the campus Occupy movement.
UC Davis administrators have come under fire since school police pepper-sprayed student protesters during a crackdown on a campus Occupy camp in November. CBS13 was the only news station to capture video of the incident.MORE NEWS: 2 Juveniles Detained After Mother, Son Found Critically Injured In Elverta
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