Written by Brooke Cary
Protestors are set to rally on the campus of over 100 community colleges and universities across the United States on Nov. 12, pressing for cancellation of all student debt, free tuition at public colleges and a minimum wage of $15 an hour for college campus workers.
The rally began on Manhattan Community College in New York and has now spread across the UC system, where UCs will be holding individual marches for the cause.
A march will take place on the UC Riverside campus under the clock tower, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m.
“The United States is the richest country in the world, yet students have to take on crippling debt in order to get a college education,” according to the Million Student March website, “We need change, and change starts in the streets when the people demand it.”
Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders supported the cause with his call for one million American youth to march on Washington, resisting college tuition prices earlier this year.
“If a million young people march on Washington they to the Republican leadership, we know what’s going on, and you better vote to deal with student debt” Sanders said, “You better vote to make public universities and colleges tuition free, that’s when it will happen.”