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March 4 Chicago protest demands “Chop from the top!”

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Protest at Univ of Illinois-Chicago on March 4, 2010 (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Chicago, IL - There was a forceful protest of over 250 people at the University of Illinois-Chicago who came out to defend education and to fight for fair contracts, March 4. Chanting, “Chop from the top!” and “Whose university? Our university!” students, members of SEIU Local 73, the Graduate Employees Organization and faculty joined in unison against the administration placing the budget crisis on their backs. Earlier in the day, there was a forum by several professors speaking on the budget crisis, followed by a rally and march through the campus to the administrators’ building.

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