Riot inside CUNY Hunter

March 4, 2010

Reports coming in from the indoor demo at CUNY Hunter today…

A large walkout an indoor rally began at 1 PM. With a massive police presence on campus, students marched around the building. The much hated card-reader turnstyles installed in the front of the building destroyed by students. Several instances of pulled fire alarms. Windows of financial aid office reported smashed. Two students arrested inside the building for being on an unauthorized floor. A large rally outside of the building began where students screamed that this is only the beginning. Rally outside disperses around 3 pm towards main rally.

From NY Times:

March 4, 2010, 6:21 pm

Three Arrested at Hunter College Protest

Three protesters were arrested Thursday afternoon outside Hunter College in Manhattan during a demonstration involving more than 150 people.

Black-clad students and sympathizers were objecting to recent budget cuts and showing solidarity with students in California protesting a 33 percent increase in tuition there.

Students also walked out of classes at the New School and New York University.

At Hunter, on Lexington Avenue and 68th Street on the Upper East Side, about 60 protesters rushed the seven-floor main building in a failed attempt to occupy it.

A 20-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man were arrested by security officers at the college and charged with trespass, criminal mischief and possession of graffiti instruments (marking pens). A 37-year-old man was charged with disorderly conduct.

A large rally outside of the building began where students screamed that this is only the beginning.
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