University of Puerto Rico hit again by student strike.

Last year students at the University of Puerto Rico, faced with rising tuition costs, shut down the school for weeks.

Word is coming from the Island this morning that students again are striking against proposed tuition hikes, fearing that the proposed $800 increase will place a university education beyond the reach of many.

At five o’clock this morning students blockaded [Google translation] the Humanities Division (Facultad de Humanidades) of the Rio Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico in protest against a planned $800 tuition increase. Administrators did not interfere with the student protesters, and the division remains closed at this hour.

Today’s strike was approved at a general assembly of Rio Piedras humanities students last week. In a separate meeting, students in the university’s Education Division voted to strike this Thursday.

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