CA Students Object to Funding Cuts

Students marched around UCLA's Bruin Plaza to protest cuts in education funding. Thursday marked the first day of peaceful rallies, walkouts, and teach-ins at universities and high schools. Similar rallies are occurring throughout the state, including at UC Berkeley and Cal State Dominguez Hills, where students played a mock Wheel of Fortune game with prizes such as "graduating in four years with a good education" and "getting a 30 percent fee increase." Most activity has been peaceful, although there are reports of a UC Santa Cruz incident in which demonstrators smashed the windshield of a car. Protesters at UCLA have obtained a permit to march off campus and major traffic delays are expected.