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UCLA Students Protest Fee Increase Imposed by UC Regents, Thursday, November 19, 2009.

Hundreds of UC students march up Bruin Walk on the UCLA campus in Westwood, Thursday, November 11, 2009, in protest of the UC Regents' decision to increase student fees by 32 percent.

Students walk out of a lecture at UCLA's Haines Hall to protest the UC Regents' actions while meeting at nearby Covel Commons.

Classmates sit quietly in Rolfe Hall as student activists briefly disrupt their class urging support of the protest march outside.

The front doors to UCLA's Campbell Hall are chained shut while students defiantly occupy the building. The students renamed the building Carter-Huggins Hall for two Black Panthers who were killed on the UCLA campus in 1969.

Students parade by Royce Hall holding a sign that questions the state of California's budget priorities.

Demonstrators temporarily block the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood.

Wilshire and Westwood

As the regents vote to approve the student fee increase, protestors move to block the third of three exits to parking lots serving Covel Commons.

Near De Neve Drive

Angry students jeer ex-officio regent and California Speaker of the Assembly, Karen Bass (D, West L.A.) as she attempts to leave the UCLA campus following the regents' vote to increase student fees. As speaker, Bass is granted a seat on the board of UC Regents.

California lawmaker, Karen Bass, the first African American woman to be named speaker of a state legislature, speaks with students surrounding her vehicle.

Black students appear a bit embarrassed while speaking with Karen Bass after angrily blocking her vehicle. Nevertheless, the protestors refused to let the regent through the barricade.

The blockade continues as CHP officers stand by and regents are forced to wait to depart the UCLA campus.



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