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Protestors against Napolitano as next UC President handcuffed in SF

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police handcuffed and removed at least four protesters who disrupted a University of California regents meeting while urging the board not to approve Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the school system's next president.

Dozens of protesters gathered outside the meeting on Thursday in San Francisco, waving signs and shouting speeches against Napolitano.

Some focused on her record of deporting immigrants.

Inside the meeting, police cuffed the protesters with zip ties after they refused to leave the room when university police declared an unlawful assembly. Dozens of others did leave after shouting and disrupting the meeting.

The meeting resumed after the protesters were removed.

Napolitano is expected to be formally introduced to the 26-member UC governing board later in the day. The board is expected to confirm her nomination to become president of the 10-campus system.

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