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Thousands protest austerity measures across Europe, Hatians take to streets to remember Aristede, US students protest budget cuts

Students protesting in Valencia. Photo by Nicholas Hegel McClelland for TIME.

  • Students, educators and Occupy Wall Street activists held demonstrations Thursday across California to protest state budget cuts to education, partially shutting down at least one campus, the University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Some University of Florida students gave low grades Thursday to faculty member and state Senate President Mike Haridopolos, filling out evaluations criticizing his support of university budget cuts and taping them to the front of UF’s administration building.
  • More than 100 Ohio State students held a protest on Thursday against growing college costs and what they say is increasing administrative pressure to run the university like a business.
  • About 10,000 demonstrators took to the streets Thursday in northern Azerbaijan to protest alleged corruption by a district official.