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Protests have in the past turned violent. So members of the university staff form a buffer between the police and the protestors.

"Given that we took steps to avoid the police intervening in this student activity, we are not going to allow police to run over students today at the tower."

Watch the whole episode “Puerto Rico: The fiscal experiment" from June 27, 2011 on YouTube.

Protests have in the past turned violent. So members of the university staff form a buffer between the police and the protestors.

"Given that we took steps to avoid the police intervening in this student activity, we are not going to allow police to run over students today at the tower."

Watch the whole episode “Puerto Rico: The fiscal experiment" from June 27, 2011 on YouTube.

Why did an $800 fee hike spark a school-wide protest with police intervention at the University of Puerto Rico in early 2011?
10,000 students could be priced out of university [with that fee hike]; many are the first of their family to attend.
Watch the entire Fault Lines episode “Puerto Rico: The fiscal experiment" from June 27, 2011.

Why did an $800 fee hike spark a school-wide protest with police intervention at the University of Puerto Rico in early 2011?

10,000 students could be priced out of university [with that fee hike]; many are the first of their family to attend.

Watch the entire Fault Lines episode “Puerto Rico: The fiscal experiment" from June 27, 2011.

Dr. Jose Vargas Vidot of Iniciativa Comunitaria on Fault Lines episode “Puerto Rico: The fiscal experiment” on June 27, 2011: 

"The last two years we are seeing people that are not supposed to be on the streets becuase streets are related to drug use, to emotional sickness, and now, we are getting more people who are there just because they lost their job."

Watch the whole episode (this segment begins 14:09) from Fault Lines on Al Jazeera English. (Livetweets from the episode on our Twitter, @AJFaultLines)

Dr. Jose Vargas Vidot of Iniciativa Comunitaria on Fault Lines episode “Puerto Rico: The fiscal experiment” on June 27, 2011: 

"The last two years we are seeing people that are not supposed to be on the streets becuase streets are related to drug use, to emotional sickness, and now, we are getting more people who are there just because they lost their job."

Watch the whole episode (this segment begins 14:09) from Fault Lines on Al Jazeera English. (Livetweets from the episode on our Twitter, @AJFaultLines)