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Zombies take over UC Regents meeting

Posted By Lynn Yu On Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:24 pm In News | Comments Disabled


The Clog did not speak too soon when we warned you of the coming zombie apocalypse [1]. With the threat of a 20.3 percent tuition increase [2] looming large in the instance Jerry Brown’s tax initiative fails this fall, students protested at the UC Regents meeting dressed as zombies [3]. Get it? Cuz the debt is killing us slowly and turning us into the living dead. Ha. Ha.

The Daily Cal reports:

“After the public comment session was officially closed around 9:30 a.m., members of the public started a “mic check,” directly addressing the regents by chanting their demands. The students dressed as zombies stood on top of chairs and began dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Following the threat of police action as officers from the San Francisco Police Department entered the meeting room during what the regents declared an “unlawful assembly,” protesters vacated the main conference room by 9:40 a.m. to begin a press conference outside the building.”

A ten minute dance in Halloween make-up shouting demands to lower tuition — effective? Well the Regents did unanimously vote to endorse the initiative today [4].

Lesson learned: when hoping for a Regents endorsement, pretend like you’re about to eat their brains out. That should do the trick.

Image source: yinyang [5] under Creative Commons

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URLs in this post:

[1] zombie apocalypse: http://clog.dailycal.org/2012/07/12/the-clog’s-guide-to-survival-in-a-zombie-apocalypse-giving-new-meaning-to-dead-week/

[2] 20.3 percent tuition increase: http://www.dailycal.org/2012/07/10/uc-expected-to-face-20-percent-tuition-hike-if-tax-initiative-fails/

[3] students protested at the UC Regents meeting dressed as zombies: http://www.dailycal.org/2012/07/18/students-workers-stage-zombie-protest-at-uc-board-of-regents-meeting/

[4] unanimously vote to endorse the initiative today: http://www.dailycal.org/2012/07/18/uc-regents-vote-to-endorse-governors-november-tax-initiative/

[5] yinyang: http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertyinyang/4041801485/

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