Puerto Rican police investigating violent protest

Authorities are investigating a violent protest that injured the chancellor of Puerto Rico’s main university.

Police are interviewing witnesses and reviewing video of the outbreak, which disrupted a meeting Monday where Chancellor Ana Guadalupe and administrators discussed opposition to a new $800 annual fee. Authorities say that several security officers suffered nonserious injuries and protesters broke the window of Guadalupe’s car.

University of Puerto Rico students say the new fee will force out thousands from the school, which has about 65,000 students at its 11 campuses.

Gov. Luis Fortuno condemned the violence, as did an association of university professors who previously have supported the protests.


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