Students at the University of Minnesota and across the nation protested high tuition rates and cuts to public education Thursday.
The protest, called March 4 Day of Action to Defend Public Education, took place in cities across the country with students, teachers, parents, and the general public joining in, the Associated Press said.
At the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus, students marched from Morrill Hall over to Coffman Union, holding up signs and chanting things like, "Chop from the top!", said the Minnesota Daily.
Students expressed worry about rising tuition rates, while teachers and low-paying employees gave speeches about the necessity of cutting pay from administration instead of forcing teachers to take furloughs, the Minnesota Daily said.
"I'm one of the lowest paid employees," said Tanisha Jones-Lindsey, a University office specialist. "[Administrators] can actually afford to take pay cuts."
Nationwide, some of the protests ended violently. At the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 15 students were arrested after throwing ice chunks at police and attempting to enter an administrative office, the Associated Press said.