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Student Protest Targets UC Admissions

Minority high school and community college applicants rejected in large numbers, group says.

About a dozen protesters were detained by police Friday evening while occupying an admissions office at UC Berkeley.

The group By Any Means Necessary organized the rally to demand admission of minority students who were rejected by the university.

"It is outrageous and unacceptable that there are thousands of gifted, meritorious and deserving (minority) students who are applying to these campuses in larger numbers...and in some cases their numbers are declining," BAMN organizer Yvette Felarca said.

The rally began around 3:15 p.m. At around 6 p.m. the demonstrators were told they were trespassing and ordered to leave, a BAMN organizer said. The protesters were cited and released by police shortly after 7 p.m.

Among those protesting were high school and community college students, who BAMN organizers described as "stellar students," who were rejected by the university.

-- Bay City News Service

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