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Protest turns violent at City College
Two students and several officers suffered minor injuries during a protest at a California college this week. The tensions erupted due to a new payment plan.
The latest chapter of the City College saga took place on the steps of city hall. Students protesting a new strict payment policy forcing up front payment in full or a rigid payment plan to make sure students are paying.
"The main issue with that is that he implemented it almost overnight."
The man in the middle of all this is state appointed top dog Robert Agrella put in place to save the school's accreditation and make sure students pay their bills. That meant getting rid of the school's elected board members like student Shanell Williams.
"That shouldn't be taken away by the state chancellor of the board of governors."
"The college was in real trouble that's why they did what they did right?"
"There were some issues but we were addressing those issues."
Violence broke out on campus Thursday over these issues. Police and protesters clashed when students tried to enter Conlan Hall. The chaos caught on camera bringing the debate to a new low for the whole world to see.
"When the protesters tried to break into the building we had to stop that. It was unfortunate, not what we were looking forward to, we're sorry it happened."
Students hope these protests and pressure from city leaders will spell out a happy ending and restore the city college they know and love.