At 5 AM this morning the Wheeler Hall study-in/soft occupation called Live Week was raided with 64 arrests. This after a week of activities such as skillshares, lectures, and film screenings.

In a statement the administration said they decided to arrest the students to prevent a planned concert, featuring a member of The Coup, that they feared woud disrupt finals that were to begin the next day. The statement also concedes Liveweek was “non-disruptive” and “they appeared to be taking steps to ensure that their activities would not conflict with classroom review sessions underway inside the building.”

This local news report shows students who participated in the previous Wheeler occupation were the first arrested. An article from Daily Cal says those 8 will be the only ones held and “may have to post bail.”

A rally has been called today for California Hall at noon to support arrested students. There have now been over 200 students arrested resisting the tuition hike throughout the UC system.

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