No Cops! No Hikes! CUNY Convergence Against Police Repression

Students United for a Free CUNY has announced a CUNY-wide convergence for Thursday:

On May 2nd, 2012, peaceful students and faculty experienced unnecessary brutality on the Brooklyn College campus. Brooklyn College President Karen Gould ordered for students to be violently removed by campus security from outside of her office in a main academic building; two students were wrongly arrested, spent a night in jail, and face unsubstantiated charges.

Over the next five years, students face a $1,500 tuition increase, and continuous cuts to student services and a continuation of increased securitization on CUNY Campuses– from the NYPD systematic spying on Muslim Student Associations, to Stop and Frisk racial profiling policies on and off our campuses, to attacks by security guards on peaceful students such as during the Board of Trustees Meeting on November 21st, 2011 at Baruch College.

We refuse to allow these violent acts to become the future of CUNY.

We demand:
1) President Gould of Brooklyn College drops ALL charges against Eric Carlsen and Julieta Salgado, two peaceful Brooklyn College students arrested for demonstrating outside President Gould’s office on May 2nd against tuition increases and cuts to student services.
2) The end to the securitization of CUNY.
3) The repeal of NY SUNY 2020, which increase tuition by $1,500 over five year.

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