It seems like all revolutions start on college campuses and this time won’t be any different.  From California, it seems unbearable tuition hikes were the final straw…

The UC regents are expected to put the final seal today on a hefty 32 percent tuition increase as students resume the protests that shut down their board meeting three times Wednesday and required campus police in riot gear to maintain calm.

Students, furious at the increase that will bring their yearly fees above $10,000 for the first time, rushed the UCLA building where the regents were meeting, throwing food, sticks and vinegar-soaked red bandannas meant to look like blood.

UC police arrested 14 people for disrupting the meeting and resisting arrest.

Wednesday’s vote by the regents’ finance committee was also protested at UC Berkeley, where about 1,000 students, faculty and university workers filled Sproul Plaza for a noontime rally. About 300 protesters turned out at UC Santa Cruz. The full board is to vote today.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/11/19/MN9O1ALCKG.DTL#ixzz0XM5ip14U

So how far and fast is spreads from there is up for question but I won’t be surprised to see a grass roots movement spiral out of control.