400 students protest proposed budget cuts at TAU

May 10, 2009 18:05


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Some 400 students rallied in front of Tel Aviv University's administrative building on Sunday to protest proposed cuts to the Education Ministry's budget, as well as the university's plans to shut down its dental school. The one-hour "warning strike" shut down classes across campus, and student activists said they would continue to protest as long as the budget cuts were still being considered. "We will not agree to even a morsel of the proposed budget cuts, and we won't allow the government to dodge its responsibility to the students," Tel Aviv Student Union head Gil Goldenberg said. "Tel Aviv University students have been known in the past for their ability to fight for these rights, and we plan on fighting for them in the future. We will not allow the government to strike the heart of higher education in Israel."

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