Arrests End Building Takeover at San Francisco State

by E Wayne Ross on December 11, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle: Police break up building takeover at S.F. State

(12-10) 13:28 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Police arrested 25 protesters early Thursday at San Francisco State University, a day after students barricaded themselves inside the business school to protest fee hikes and budget cuts at California’s public universities.

Campus police in riot gear, joined by officers from throughout the California State University police system and San Francisco police, entered the business administration building at 3:15 a.m., said university spokeswoman Ellen Griffin.

Some of the officers broke windows to get inside because protesters had blocked doors, authorities said.

Police arrested 12 protesters inside the building on suspicion of trespassing, a misdemeanor, Griffin said. There may have been more people who slipped away, she said.