Youth Radio spoke to third year Cal student, Alix Black, one of the 66 people arrested while protesting at UC Berkeley.
Following a Board of Regents vote that would increase tuition by 32%, Cal students walked out, protested, and barricaded themselves in school buildings. UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Hall was taken over by students for five days before UC police officers began arresting people.
Alix Black was one of the students arrested. She was taken to Santa Rita Jail and will face trial on misdemeanor charges in January. During the arrest, Black was hit with a baton that left her with a swollen arm.
Hear why protesting is important to Black and what changes in public education she hopes to see.
Find the entire interview at: Cal Student Behind Bars
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