UC Students Storm BofA, 100 Busted

Protesters hit the street to rip rich regents
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 17, 2011 2:23 AM CST
San Francisco police arrest an Occupy Cal protester inside of a Bank of America branch.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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(Newser) – University of California students stormed a Bank of America branch in downtown San Francisco yesterday, pitched a tent and chanted, "Shame, shame, shame" before 100 of them were arrested and hauled out by city cops. The bank invasion was part of an afternoon of protest by students demonstrating against the UC regents, calling them rich tuition boosters who don't care about education. One of the regents is on the board of the Bank of America. Demonstrators had planned to target a meeting of the regents in the city, but officials canceled it, fearing violence. Those arrested will be charged with trespassing, notes the San Francisco Chronicle.

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