Nightly News   |  February 26, 2010

Berkeley student protest erupts into violence

Hundreds of student protesters in Berkeley took on riot police early this morning. It began as a protest over fee hikes. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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>>> some of the other stories making news tonight. a student demonstration over rising fees at the university of california at berkeley turned ugly overnight. this issue has been simmering for a long time. protestors set fires in the business district , torching trash cans, smashing windows. there is some limited amateur video of the scene. at least two people were arrested during confrontations with police who arrived to control the crowd.

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