Protesters get supplies, make demands
December 9, 2009 6:21 PM
At 3:30 p.m., protesters and sympathizers outside the Business building sent up supplies to the students barricaded inside.
According to 19-year-old Ignacio P., a protester who declined to give his last name, students inside the building were supplied with blankets, sweatshirts, sweatpants, tea, toothbrushes, toothpaste and phone chargers. The supplies were lifted to waiting occupiers via a rope and paint bucket.
"They're going to need more essentials, more food, if they plan on staying tonight," Ignacio P. said.
According to Ignacio P., the sweats were supplied because of rumors that the heating system in the Business building had been shut off.
Mario Diaz, a custodial worker at SF State, announced to the crowd around 1:30 p.m. that the heat was being shut down.
At present, university communications can neither confirm nor deny the status of the heater system in the Business building.
Shortly after the resupply effort, three protesters appeared on the building's roof with a list of demands. The 31 demands, which the group posted on their blog, require no disciplinary action be taken against the occupiers, that the process of the cuts being made to different departments' budgets be made public and transparent and "that the university system be run by the students, faculty and staff. Not administrators."
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