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Violence Against Protesters at CUNY

Occupy Wall Street People's Library blog post and video round-up about the November 21, 2011 incident at Baruch College, in which NYPD and CUNY security attacked and arrested students, faculty, staff, and community members who were peacefully attempting to enter a Board of Trustees public hearing to oppose a 5-year tuition increase proposal.

An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy CUNY organized around fighting the militarization of CUNY campuses, and the privatization of education. CUNY students collectively organized pop-up universities, direct action teach-ins, hacking spaces and general assemblies at the Graduate Center and in public spaces.

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Creator | Occupy Wall Street People's Library
Date Created | November 22, 2011
Rights | Copyright Occupy Wall Street People's Library Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Cite This document | Occupy Wall Street People's Library, “Violence Against Protesters at CUNY,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 23, 2023,


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