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UCLA Students Take Over Building in Protest of Fee Increase Vote

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Things got a bit nutty this morning when students reportedly "stormed" and "took over" a building at UCLA in protest of the imminent UC Board of Regents' vote to increase tuition up to 32%. About 30 students raided Campbell Hall barricading the doors with chains and bike locks, said the LA Times.

It all has to do with the failing state budget. However, many students fear the lack of affordability in continuing their education with the proposed new fees, which may be instituted as early as next fall if approved. Tuition would go above $10,000.

Yesterday, a handful of students were arrested when protesting (see above photos) a finance committee meeting.

Update: The tuition increase was approved by UC Regents.