Demonstrations at entrances to UC Santa Cruz have rendered the campus inaccessible to vehicular traffic. According to reports from the Independent Media Center in Santa Cruz and radio station KZSC, students, university employees including faculty and both represented and non-represented workers are protesting against the privatization of public education in California. Santa Cruz IMC’s report reads, “As of 7 am, hundreds of students, faculty and workers have gathered at all campus entrances. Thousands more are expected throughout the day, especially for the 9 am and noon rallies, and the 5 pm general assembly, all at the base of campus at mission and bay.”

— Monica Lopez