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Students protesting tuition costs

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) --- UW-Milwaukee spokesperson Tom Luljak says at least 16 people have been detained by police after a tuition protest turned violent.

Around 150 students gathered around noon to march to an administrative building.

The group was going to deliver petitions to the school chancellor.  Luljak says one student went inside the building, but when she exited the building she told other students to rush the building.

That is when police and protesters got into a fight. Punches were thrown along with ice chunks.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Students participated in a protest at the UW-Milwaukee campus Thursday.

The students were protesting tuition costs.

About 100 people marched Thursday afternoon from the student union to Chapman Hall, where the executive offices for the university is located.

According to Tom Luljak at UWM, students were not allowed into the building and started to throw snowballs at the building and at police.

At least 4 students were detained.

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