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Occupy Riverside Disrupts UC Regents Meeting, Confronted By Riot Police

Watch protesters disrupt UC Regents meeting with mic-checks where tuition hikes were planned to be discussed, per local news report. Students from UC Riverside, protesting today's Board of Regents meeting, were confronted by riot police later in the afternoon, with multiple reports via livestream indicating they were fired upon with rubber bullets and/or other projectiles.

Update: See new video and note below.

Watch protesters disrupt UC Regents meeting with mic-checks where tuition hikes were planned to be discussed, per local news report. Students from UC Riverside, protesting today's Board of Regents meeting, were confronted by riot police later in the afternoon, with multiple reports via livestream indicating they were fired upon with rubber bullets and/or other projectiles.

KABC-TV:

Board chair Sherry Lansing told the students she was frustrated by their actions.

"If your sole intention is to disrupt the meeting, you have succeeded," she told the students. "If your intention, which I hope, is to have constructive dialogue ... you are welcome, and we wanted you to stay, but if you continue to chant, we can't do the business. We can't explore any of the options that you're talking about.

Outside the meeting, hundreds surrounded the Highlander Union Building, holding signs, beating drums and chanting.

The students inside the meeting eventually left, and officials say there were two arrests. The meeting resumed after about a 45-minute delay, but what was supposed to be an open meeting was closed to the public.

"We feel it's going good because we shut the meeting down like we wanted to. We want them to listen to us and open some dialogue," said Wesley Porter of the California Teachers Association. "They want to sit in board rooms and closed doors ... that's a problem for us."

UPDATE: NEW VIDEO OF STUDENT-POLICE CLASH:

This video has been posted from the scene at UC Riverside which shows much of the confrontation.
I can see at least two students who were fired upon by riot police, one who had to be carried to safety while other students try to tend to him. It seems likely that it was rubber bullets, but I can't be certain from the video.

Livestream of big protest outside University of California Regents meeting, major conflict. While things remained peaceful in the early afternoon, after the board members were escorted off campus, student amassed to continue their protest and were confronted by riot police – reportedly a mix of campus police and officers from the municipality – and were forced to disperse using projectiles that injured several protesters, according to livestream witnesses.

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