Students occupy UMass Boston to protest tuition, fee hikes
Strategy based on Occupy action
Borrowing a page from the nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement, about 20 students yesterday occupied the campus center at University of Massachusetts Boston to protest cuts in public education spending and hikes in tuition. “Public universities were built for the 99-percent and we intend on maintaining that,’’ said Amanda Achin, a 22-year-old student of political science. Setting up a few tents inside the campus center, the protesters said they plan to camp there indefinitely.