This picture has become all to common for every UC Berkeley Student attempting to get to their classroom simply to go to lecture. For the past weeks, and especially this week due to this week being declared “Free Speech Week“, hundreds of police officers have been building barriers around campus for the sake of safety. According to the New York Times, which is where this pictures is from as well, the administration has spent $1 million dollars for these chaotic weeks for security at campus protests.
The school has been solidiering up for the unexpected violent rallies on Sproul Plaza and will continue this process until safety is insured. This provides a huge distraction for the university which is struggling with a budget debt of $150 million. Also, Students are simply attempting to attend their classes, which are being canceled, and with this interrupting their learning environment.
Ultimately, these situations are costing the university huge sums of money as well as scanting students scandalized value.
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