CA College Students Plan Protests Today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California college students are planning protests on campuses statewide to call on lawmakers to restore funding to higher education. Rallies, marches, teach-ins and walkouts are planned at about 30 college campuses Thursday. The campus protests are a prelude to a major “Occupy the Capitol” march and rally in Sacramento on Monday. The actions are being coordinated by a coalition of student and labor groups called ReFund California. The protesters are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to reject any budget deal that includes higher education cuts or tuition increases. They also want the governor to support a ballot measure that would raise taxes on millionaires to pay for education and social services. College students across the country are organizing protests Thursday as part of a “National Day of Action for Education.”

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