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Thousands Protest UC Tuition Hikes

About 70 demonstrators were arrested in Sacramento after they stormed the Capitol to protest tuition hikes. The protesters, who said they wanted to “occupy the capitol,” massed in a plaza on the west side of the building, chanting, “They say cut back, we say fight back!” State Senate president Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat who’s voted to make cuts in the past, addressed the crowd, saying the gouging has been forced upon lawmakers: “We’ve cut billions of dollars, and I’ve hated every minute of it.” The activists shouted several demands, including a tax on millionaires they hope to place on the November ballot.