Students held demonstrations on university campuses across the United States on Thursday to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges.
The demonstrations, dubbed the Million Student March, were planned just two days after thousands of fast-food workers took to the streets in a nationwide day of action pushing for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and union rights for the industry. (Reuters)
Fox News reports:
A statement from the activists read: “We are people of all colors, genders, and sexual orientation, and we are united to fight for education as a human right.” Protesters are calling for tuition-free public college, cancellation of student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for college workers… plus a lot of other stuff about “straight white male patriarchy” and rape culture on campus.
The atmosphere was particularly charged given that the day of protests occured after a week of political unrest on U.S campuses, particularly Yale and the University of Missouri, over racial issues.
Yesterday was charged with heated protests all over the country.
Reporting on the protests were Brigida Santos in Los Angles and Egor Piskunov in New York City.
UC Berkley, California.
Chancellor of City University of New York (CUNY)