Puerto Rico Students Shut down University over Austerity Cuts


Puerto Rican student protest in 2010

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  TeleSUR
17 March 2016

The students are calling for people all over the country to join the protest against “unpayable debt” and austerity.

puerto ricans shut down university.jpgStudent during 2010 anti-austerity protests in Puerto Rico. | Photo: California Student Union Website /Oduarto Gamelyn

Thousands of college students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) approved a three-day, full-campus shutdown Tuesday to protest recent austerity measures, which they say endanger the higher education system.

The students held a general student assembly, after which they marched through the university and closed all entrances to the campus. The students also called for the resignation of top university officials and announced they would consider an indefinite strike if their demands are not met.

Immediate payment of remittances

At about 6:00 am Wednesday, the eight gates of the UPR were closed a reported 1,968 students decided to demand the immediate payment of remittances to the UPR by the Department of Finance, and the elimination of the freezing of the…

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