Capitol Alert
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November 16, 2011

California State University trustees today approved a 9 percent tuition increase to take effect this fall, university spokeswoman Claudia Keith said, increasing the cost of attending a state college by $498 a year.

The vote came after trustees reconvened their meeting in a different room following an outburst of protests in the normal meeting room at the CSU Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. Protesters broke a glass door, injuring three police officers, said CSU spokesman Erik Fallis. One of the officers has been transported for medical care, he said.

Four people were arrested, Fallis said. One is a Cal State Long Beach student, two are San Diego State students. Fallis did not identify the fourth person, but said he was arrested for breaking the glass door.

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