UConn Students Protest Lamont’s Budget

UConn students and staff rally over the university’s funding on Feb. 15, 2023. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

Many of the protesters planned to testify at a hearing of the Appropriations Committee being held in the nearby Legislative Office Building following the 45-minute rally.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Hundreds of UConn students and staff rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol in opposition to the university’s funding levels recommended by Gov. Ned Lamont last week in his two-year budget proposal.

Backed by a state coalition of public sector labor unions, some of the UConn community staged a mid-day walkout from the university’s Storrs campus, boarded buses and gathered on the north steps of the Capitol building. After the event, state Capitol police estimated that roughly 700 people attended the rally.

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