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4/28/2005

University of Texas Officials Use the “Tent Defense” to Shut Students Up

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 by Amanda Toering — 04/28/2005 @ 9:59 am

Student protestors recently took to the University of Texas (Austin) campus to protest tuition hikes. Protestors set up tents on the university mall (a vast pedestrian mall at the foot of the infamous UT tower).

University officials dug through the regulation books and came up with an ingenious ploy to stifle the student protest: The Tent Defense.

Yes, it turns out that the habitation of tents is forbidden on campus. One can pitch a tent as a display or as an artistic statement, but one cannot enter said tent.

From the Austin Chronicle.

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