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15 Arrested During Protest Against Tuition Hike At Baruch College

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(credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Police say 15 people were arrested  at Baruch College Monday during a protest against a planned tuition hike for City University of New York students.

Students opposed to the tuition hike try to push through police barricades to get into a meeting of CUNY trustees.

Some of the protesters were reportedly hit with batons, shoved to the ground and taken away in handcuffs.

Students on higher floors dropped books on police and took video and about 200 to 300 shouting protesters outside beat on the lobby’s windows.

Most of those arrested received summonses for disorderly conduct.
 
CUNY said the students had been directed to an overflow room with live video. It said some refused to go, and a crowd surge ensued.
 
An officer was taken to a hospital with chest pains.

The board will vote on proposed tuition hikes next Monday.  

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