CSU trustees approve tuition hike amid protest

  • Seth Newmeyer, 19, applauds as he stands on the chair during a discussion at the California State University Chancellor's Office in Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Trustees of the huge California State University system on Wednesday were to consider another tuition hike, this time a 9 percent increase that would raise student costs $498 to $5,970 a year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LONG BEACH — California State University trustees have approved a 9 percent tuition hike despite a demonstration that ended in a struggle between police and protesters.

Assistant Chancellor Robert Turnage says the trustees reconvened elsewhere as the demonstration occurred at the doors of the Long Beach meeting room and they voted 9-6 in favor of the increase.

The hike will raise student costs $498 to $5,970 a year.

Three people were taken into custody during the demonstration and an officer suffered a cut arm when a door shattered.

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