UNC students plan protest of tuition increases

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(UNC News Services)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Students from schools in the University of North Carolina system are scheduled to rally against tuition increases that the Board of Governors is set to consider.

Students plan to assemble Friday morning at the Pit on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, then march to the UNC General Administration Building, where they plan to hold a rally. They’re protesting proposed tuition and fee increases of up to 10 percent at the 16 universities in the system.

The Association of Student Governments had agreed to provide transportation from every UNC campus for students who want to protest. The ASG is comprised of the student body presidents from each school.

North Carolina State University student organizer Bryan Perlmutter says more increases will close the doors of higher education to many students.