Colin Doherty and John McDonald report on the student occupation at the University of Vermont that came in the wake of growing protest against budget cuts and layoff threats.

AROUND 100 students marched on administration offices at the University of Vermont April 22 and staged a sit-in in two joint actions. The action ended late in the evening, with police moving in to arrest protesting students who refused to leave, with a total of more than 30 arrests during the day.

Coming on the heels of 1,000-strong, faculty-supported walkout two weeks earlier, these actions were the culmination of a semester-long campaign aimed at turning back UVM President Daniel Fogel’s proposed cutbacks.

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