- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Police arrested six protesters from the University of California, Santa Cruz, who shut down State Route 1 for several hours by chaining themselves to bins filled with concrete placed in lanes.

The Sentinel newspaper says (https://bayareane.ws/1FVVx4u) the California Highway Patrol used jackhammers, saws and crowbars to unwind the tangle of chains and concrete Tuesday.

Several streets were blocked as a few dozen demonstrators marched through downtown, chanting protests to tuition increases and rants against police violence.

They were flanked by police in riot gear. Officers made six arrests after protesters moved onto the highway. The newspaper says lanes were closed for about five hours.

The suspects face charges including creating a public nuisance, failure to obey an officer and conspiracy.

It wasn’t immediately known if the students have lawyers.


Information from: Santa Cruz Sentinel, https://www.santacruzsentinel.com

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