Police called to UC Board of Regents meeting

November 19, 2008 11:52:57 AM PST
Protestors Wednesday interrupted a University of California Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco.

UC employees who want changes to their pension plan, and nurses who want improvements at the UC Irvine Medical Center didn't think they were given enough time to speak during the public comment period.

When they began chanting, regents recessed while police ordered the room be cleared. No arrests were made.

The meeting was scheduled to resume with a statement from Lt. Governor John Garamendi urging regents not to implement a proposed nine percent fee hike for students next year.

UC regents are meeting in San Francisco to discuss next year's budget. A spokesman says no fee hike will be considered until the university knows more about the Governor's budget plans.