Demonstration at UC Santa Cruz ends peacefully

AP News
Posted: Nov 22, 2009 5:21 PM

Officials at the University of California, Santa Cruz say dozens of protesters who were occupying the university's main administrative building have ended their protest.

Campus spokesman Jim Burns says the nearly 70 or so protesters who had occupied the university's Kerr Hall since Thursday in a demonstration over fee hikes walked out of the building around 8 a.m. Sunday.

No arrests were made, but Burns says the students who took part in the protest are facing criminal charges or student judicial sanctions.

During the demonstration, protesters knocked over furniture, scattered refuse about and damaged some electronic conferencing equipment.

Burns could not provide an estimate on the amount of damage, but says it would take at least a day to clear most of the damage.