yudof comes to UCI…protests and high security
The photo editor Brandon Wong called me up and asked me if I could cover a meeting between UC President Mark Yudof and students from UCI, UCLA, UCSD and UCR. I was excited to finally get out and shoot some news, something other than sports.
I walked over to the UCI student center to where the meeting was supposed to take place. As I walked over I could hear chanting and yelling. It turned out that there was a group of UC workers protesting against Yudof. It was a great chance to practice my spot news skills and learn more about some current issues.
As I was shooting the protest and waiting for Yudof to arrive, I got a text from the EIC telling me to come to a different building on campus. When I got to the new location I was escorted by two policemen to the top floor where I was I greeted by more police. Turns out that Yudof came onto campus quietly from some other direction in order to avoid confrontation with the protestors. Sneaky stuff. Anyways, the meeting was in a really small conference room and there were only so many different angles I could get.