Protesters Removed from University of Minnesota Meeting
Minneapolis, MN (Learfield Wire Services) - University of Minnesota Police say six protesters arrested at a Board of Regents meeting were later released after being cited.
The six were led out of Friday's meeting in handcuffs after rejecting orders by officers to leave. They were among about two dozen protesters making several demands, including the rejection of a tuition plan the Regents later approved. It calls for a two and one half percent increase at the U of M's Twin Cities campus for Minnesota residents, with freezes for instate students at Duluth, Rochester, Morris, and Crookston. Out of state tuition for students in places without reciprocity agreements will rise about $1,500.