LOS ANGELES (AP) — Campus police arrested 13 demonstrators occupying the admissions office at the University of California, Los Angeles to protest what they say are too few admissions of black, Latino and Native American students.
UCLA said in a statement Friday that the protesters were arrested when they refused to leave the building at closing time, some three hours after the demonstration began. The school says those arrested were cooperative and are expected to be cited and released.
The group, the By Any Means Necessary coalition, advocates overturning the ban on using race and ethnicity as a factor for admission to California’s state universities and wants UCLA to double its admission of qualified blacks, Latinos and Native Americans, who make up only a quarter of UCLA’s incoming freshmen.
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