NOVEMBER 19TH LATEST NEWS
2:30 A chicanco/chicana studies class is held outside, on the steps of Campbell Hall, explaining the history of the Black Panthers assasinated there and some reasons behind the occupation
2:20 Students and workers surround vehicle escorting Regents out
VOTE FOR 32% TUITION HIKES CONFIRMED
1pm Return to Covel, several speakers address issues of racism and privatization. Approximately three speakers express support for the occupation.
12:30 Students arrive in Westwood, blocking of Wilshire, marching down Wilshire and back to Covel
Noon: Students start the march down to Westwood, ready to block off intersections.
11:30am Studnets rush through Powell, Haines, Royce and other buildings screaming "walkout." At least one class is liberated from work for the day.
11am Apprx. 300-400 Students march from Covel to Campbell hall to support the occupation
9am CAMPBELL HALL REMAINS OCCUPIED - IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE OCCUPATION, THE OCCUPIERS NEED SUPPORT! TO ANYONE who is able to hear this call: MOBILIZE and DEFEND the liberated space that belongs to everyone IMMEDIATELY.
7am Students issue communique: http://uclaresists.blogspot.com/2009/11/communique-from-ucla-occupation.html
2am: Campbell Hall still occupied.
12:30am: Students occupy Campbell Hall and rename it Carter-Huggins, after two Black Panthers shot at UCLA in 1969.
NOVEMBER 18TH BELOW
11:45pm Bus from San Diego arrives
10:30pm People invited on stage to share their own ideas and opinons about the student movement. Rousing speeches.
10:00pm University shuts down sound at Crisis Fest, students form a general assembly to talk about the effects of racism, the wars abroad, capitalism and the future of the student movement.
9: 00pm Buses from Berkely come in, wild dancing begins.
7-9pm Bands, live performances at Crisis Fest, unions provide free dinners & drinks to students and workers setting up tents.
6:00pm ABOUT 75-100 PEOPLE AT CRISIS FEST, hip hop fills the campus as we wait for buses from Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Davis and more!
5:00 Crisis Fest set up begins
3:00 TEACH OUTS held at Covel Commons
12:55pm - 1:10pm:
- ANNOUNCEMENT OF TUITION HIKES AT CAMPUS TACO BELL
-SPONTANEOUS PROTEST AT BRUIN PLAZA!
-REPORTS that at least 3 members of UCLA's Afrikan Student Union have been TASERED by police, more beaten with batons!
-WITH HELICOPTERS OVERHEAD, POLICE ARE THREATENING to use TEAR GAS.
-Unconfirmed reports of students throwing rocks at police.
11:40am - 12:30pm:
-POLICE HAVE PELLET GUNS DRAWN and demand that protesters disperse -
-ORDER TO DISPERSE WITH THREAT OF ARREST given
-50 STUDENTS LINK ARMS IN DEFIANCE
-ORDER TO ARREST GOES OUT, 15-20 students stay linked in defiance
-PROTESTERS ARE COERCED BY POLICE to the base of Covel
-BETWEEN 15-20 ARRESTS
-AN ESTIMATED 500 people protesting
-SWAT TEAM AND POLICE GIVE US 10 MINUTES TO EVACUATE
-AT LEAST 10 ARRESTS
Skirmishes with the police outside of Covel Commons where the Regents are holding their meeting. One student has been tasered and kicked back by cops.
We are also hearing that one student in the rush has broken their leg and National Lawyers Guild is on the scene to help.
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