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Video: UCLA Tuition Increase Protest Gets Testy

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Today, for the most part, is much more peaceful than yesterday's protest about the move to increase tuition at University of California by 32%. Yesterday, when 14 were arrested (up from the 8 we reported) and one reportedly tasered, was a bit more out of control (see some photos)--here is one video showing that at the front lines (man, that one bicycle cop is sure angry).

One UCLA graduate tells us she paid $550 a quarter, a total of $1,650 a year, from 1986-1990. Today, some students are wondering if the new costs will force them go to community college or leave school altogether to get a job.

For some background, read this: UC and CSU Seek Combined $1.797 Billion From State to Recover Budgets.