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Despite Violent Turn, New Yorkers Show Support for University of Puerto Rico Student Demonstrations

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News / Puerto Rico
Giovanni Roberto Caez, a student activist at the University of Puerto Rico, on a visit to New York City. (Photo: Von Diaz)

  By Von Diaz Originally published on Feet in Two Worlds on March 15, 2011. For almost an entire year, student protests have rocked the University of Puerto Rico. The demonstrations that began on April 21, 2010 are in opposition to fee increases and the elimination of certain merit-based fee waivers at the university. The conflict, known as much for mobilizing Puerto Rican citizens as for violence, police brutality and property destruction, has exposed deep […]