15 Arrested During Protest Against Tuition Hike At Baruch College

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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  1. Val says:

    MAYBE IT is time for those students to leave and attend college elsewhere. As a Baruch student, I know how to act in a decent and peaceful manner. If they think this is pushing, maybe they should monitor the elevator activity, LOL.

  2. dollars and SENSE says:

    What is being done about financial public assistance being awarded to those who don’t deserve it?

  3. OWS Everywhere! says:

    Must have been those OWS anarchist causing trouble again for no good reason.

  4. Leah Souffrant says:

    Students did not try to push through police barricades! This story is bad journalism! Please see the live evidence of the peaceful protest.

    1. The Realist says:

      If even one “student” tried to push through the barricade, then the story is accurate.

    2. Amtracmarine says:

      “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.”
      Sounds peaceful to me Leah. Do you even know what peacful meeans?? Just because no one was shot and no buildings were burned doesn’t make it peaceful.

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