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Solidarity protest with striking Puerto Rico university professors

PRSG | 10.02.2011 07:14 | Repression | World

The Puerto Rican Association of University Professors is staging a 24-hour strike in support of students who have clashed with police during protests over a new fee.

Association president Maria Gisela Rosado says the walkout began on 9th February to press the organization's demand to meet with University of Puerto Rico officials to end the clashes. Students painting slogans on a university street have scuffled with police. Some students threw rocks at officers, who in turn swung their batons and arrested at least eight people.

Students have organized small strikes to demand the university eliminate an $800 yearly fee imposed to help reduce the system's budget deficit. Students already paid $49 per credit.

There will be a solidarity protest outside the US Embassy (24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1AE) on Friday 11th February at 2 O’Clock organised by the Puerto Rico Support Group.