11:42 AM: Two women were arrested this morning after protesters apparently attempted to take over a building on the San Francisco State University campus, a university spokeswoman said.
At about 4 a.m., custodial staff called police to report that a group of people had broken into the Cesar Chavez Student Center, university spokeswoman Ellen Griffin said.
Officers responded and found about 19 protesters at the building. They took two people into custody–both women who are not SFSU students–and the other protesters scattered, Griffin said.
Griffin said the group was apparently protesting disciplinary actions taken against 11 demonstrators involved in the Dec. 9 occupation of the Business Building on campus.
The 11 students went through the university’s student judiciary process, and 10 signed a letter stating responsibility for the occupation. Part of the agreement included paying restitution to the school for damage caused by the protest, Griffin said.
She said she believes today’s protest was a response to the restitution amount, $744, that the university is seeking from each of the students.
Griffin said there was an initial report that a window had been broken this morning, but an inspection of the building revealed no damage.
Investigators are still trying to determine how the students entered the building, she said.
7:59 AM:Police arrested two people this morning after protesters apparently attempted to take over a building on the San Francisco State University campus.
University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin said custodial staff called police at about 4 a.m. to report that a group of people had broken into the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Officers responded and found about 19 protesters at the building.
They took two into custody and the others scattered, Griffin said.
“The persons who dispersed were protesting and chanting outside of the building for a short period of time, but that dispersed as well,” she said.
She said she had heard the group may have been protesting disciplinary actions against demonstrators involved in the takeover of a building on campus in December.
Griffin said there was an initial report that a window had been broken this morning, but an inspection of the building has so far revealed no damage.
6:37 AM: Police are responding to a rally at San Francisco State University this morning.
Officers went to the campus at 1600 Holloway Ave. at around 4:45 a.m., according to San Francisco police.
San Francisco State University police requested assistance with a reported student gathering, police said.
Further information was not immediately available.