11/20/2014 05:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

UC-Berkeley Students Protest Tuition Hike With Building Takeover (PHOTOS/VIDEO)


On Wednesday night, students and community activists began a major protest in Wheeler Hall at the University Of California-Berkeley. By midnight, more than 200 protestors were occupying the hall, according to student newspaper the Daily Cal.

The protesters are fighting the tuition increase which was passed by the Board of Regents on Thursday, raising tuition by at least 5 percent per year for five years.

Protestors have created a list of demands, which includes dropping the pursuit of charges against Jeff Noven, a Berkeley student who was arrested on Wednesday at the San Francisco regents meeting, and creating greater transparency for the UC budget, in addition to dropping the tuition hike.

The protestors remained in the building overnight, but voted on Thursday morning to not fully occupy the hall, Daily Cal reported, so other students still have access to the building for classes.

Occupiers are having teach-ins and staying well-caffeinated, according to pictures from the scene. They watched the regent meeting via livestream.

We out here #fundourfuture #occupywheeler

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we out here in wheeler #fightthehike

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"freedom is acquired by conquest, not by gift" #fightthehike #occupyucberkeley #occupycal

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The Night Before / The Morning After #FightTheHIKE #OccupyWheeler

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wheeler hall has been taken over #occupywheeler #ucfeehikes

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