15 arrested in protests at Baruch College

November 21, 2011 8:19:00 PM PST
CUNY Public Safety officers arrested 15 people at Baruch College Monday evening during a protest over tuition hikes.

The protest was lead by a group called Students United for a Free CUNY.

Students from various CUNY colleges gathered at Madison Square Park at 3 p.m., and then marched to Baruch College where the Board of Trustees was holding a public hearing.

Among the topics being discussed is the plan to raise tuition by up to $300 every year for the next four years.

A one-year hike of $300 for this year was approved last summer, so all together it would be five years of tuition hikes. The vote will happen in two weeks.

NYPD officers marched alongside the students from the park to the school, but when they got there, around a hundred marchers pushed through the barricades and entered the lobby.

They were told to leave and many did on their own.

The ones that didn't were removed by the NYPD and public safety.

CUNY Public Safety is processing the arrests, not the NYPD.