Third March rally for Calif. education |

Third March rally for Calif. education

Thousands of students plan another demonstration in Sacramento on Monday against slashed budgets and rising fees at California’s public universities and community colleges.

The rally, dubbed the “March on March,” is the third major demonstration this month demanding more funds for public education. Students plan to march from Raley Field to the state Capitol, where Community College Chancellor Jack Scott will address the crowd.

Organizers say that unlike previous protests that blamed administrators, this rally welcomes their participation to call for better funding.

Organizers also say they’re planning a peaceful protest. Previous rallies have been mostly peaceful, although some participants grabbed headlines for causing the rush-hour shutdown of Interstate 880 in Oakland and refusing to leave a lawmaker’s Sacramento office.

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