General Crime

* 3 Student Protestors were Arrested at UC Board of Regents Meeting in San Francisco

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px


Three student protesters were arrested at a University of California Board of Regents meeting at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus this morning, university officials said. Dozens of students, some of whom wore beach attire, attended the meeting as part of a “Spring Broke” protest of rising tuition costs at UC campuses statewide.

Many protesters argued during the public comment portion of the meeting that revenue from a proposed state tax initiative should be used to reduce tuition costs rather than accelerate bond debt payments, said Charlie Eaton, an organizer of the action. Eaton is the financial secretary for United Auto Workers Local 2865, which represents about 12,000 UC teaching assistants and other staff.

The regents cut the public comment period short, and when the students insisted they had a right to speak, the regents had police escort all of them out of the room, according to Eaton. UCSF released a statement saying that three dozen or so people were cleared from the room without incident, but a scuffle ensued in the hallway and three UCLA students were arrested at about 9:40 a.m.

Andrew Harkness-Newton, 26, Cheryl Deutsch, 27, and Mathew Sandoval, 32, were each arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer and failure to disperse, according to UC officials. Harkness-Newton was also arrested on suspicion of battery on a peace officer and Sandoval was arrested on suspicion of taking someone from the lawful custody of a peace officer and the use of violence to prevent an officer from performing his or her duty, university officials said.

The trio were among 14 students who were also arrested at a protest at UCLA last November, according to UC officials.

Copyright © 2012 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons