Frustrated Students Join March in Sacramento

Busloads head to state Capitol for statewide education rally

Monday, Mar 22, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM PDT
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Frustrated and angry Bay Area college students headed to Sacramento Monday morning to rally for education and meet with lawmakers.

The students joined thousands of other California students for the mass demonstration against slashed budgets and rising fees at California's public universities and community colleges.

The rally, dubbed the "March on March," is the third major demonstration this month demanding more funds for public education. Students plan to march from Raley Field to the state Capitol, where Community College Chancellor Jack Scott will address the crowd.

Organizers say that unlike previous protests that blamed administrators, this rally welcomes their participation to call for better funding.

Organizers also say they're planning a peaceful protest. Previous rallies have been mostly peaceful, although some participants grabbed headlines for causing the rush-hour shutdown of Interstate 880 in Oakland and refusing to leave a lawmaker's Sacramento office.

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