US: California students protest against university cuts

Decrying what they called an assault on higher education, thousands of academics and students at California State University campuses across the state rallied, marched and held teach-ins on Wednesday to protest against steep funding cuts and rising tuition, write Carla Rivera and Larry Gordon for the Los Angeles Times.

Dubbed the Day of Class Action, events were held on all 23 Cal State campuses, featuring speakers, workshops, gospel singers, guerrilla theater and, on one campus, a New Orleans-style 'funeral' march.

With education funding at risk and higher tuition possible in many states, students and faculty at public universities elsewhere also held rallies and teach-ins on Wednesday, including at Portland State in Oregon, Rutgers University in New Jersey and the University of Massachusetts' Boston campus.
Full report on the Los Angeles Times site