VIDEO, PHOTOS: Twenty-four hours with Occupy SFSU

After the Dec. 1 rally and march at SF State against the nine percent tuition increase and budget cut on the CSU and UC systems, the Occupy SFSU protestors set up an encampment at Malcolm X Plaza, in front of the Cesar Chavez Student center.

Most of the Occupy SFSU participants are SF State students, and have been camping for a week without interruption from the administration or University police.

According the protestors, the encampment is intended to raise awareness of student struggles. They plan to camp until the end of finals week and possibly through the winter break.

The encampment has grown from eight tents to about 16 tents, with more than 20 people camping overnight.

Xpress photographer Hang Cheng spent a day at the Occupy camp to get a closer look at the SF State occupation.

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SF State students, Leticia Arce (left) and Alex Day cook breakfast for the protesters at the Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcolm X, Dec. 5, 2011. Scrambled eggs was on the menu. Photo by Hang Cheng.

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SF State Latino studies student, Leticia Arce studies for her class at the Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcolm X, Dec. 5, 2011. Arce is being kept awake by coffee, so she can not fall asleep. Photo by Hang Cheng

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SF State student, Orlando Schuler patrols the campus for police activities, Dec. 5, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng.

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SF State Theater major student, Kaitlyn Cornell, brushes her teeth before going to bed at Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcolm X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng.

SF State students, Ivonne Quiroz (left) and Federico Villalobos make tea for the Occupy SFSU campers at the encampment in Malcolm X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng

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Members of Occupy SFSU post for group photo at the encampment in Malcolm X plaza, Dec 5, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng

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SF State accounting major student, Sean Semans, studies in his tent at the Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcolm X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng.

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A banner says "Welcome Home" hangs on a tent in Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcolm X plaza. Photo by Hang Cheng.

The Occupy SFSU has grown into a 15-tent encampment, and more than 20 people are camping out at Malcolm X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng

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SF State Latino/a studies student, Chino Martinez, hands out donated tray of rice to follow occupiers at the Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcolm X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng.

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SF State Environmental studies major Kevin Faircloth uses his laptop to study at the Occupy SFSu encampment in Malcolm X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011.

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SF State Latino/a studies major student, Irving Grey, take two slices of pizza out of the kitchen tent at the Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcolm X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. The pizza was donated. Photo by Hang Cheng.

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SF State student, Orlando Schuler looks at his list of potential class for next semester at the Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcolm X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011.

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SF State student, Orlando Schuler uses his laptop to register course for next semester at the Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcolm X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011.

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SF State sociology student, Sam Jacobs, studies for his paper at the Occupy SFSu encampment at Malcom X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. The six-page paper is duo the next day. Photo by Hang Cheng.

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Rules of Occupy SFSU as voted upon by their General Assembly. Photo by Hang Cheng.

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SF State student Brenda Montano watches video on laptop in her tent at the Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcom X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng

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SF State student, Orlando Schuler studies on his laptop at the Occupy SFSU encampment in Malcom X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng.

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SF State Spanish major students, David Weinstein (right) and Kinich X (middle) study in the tent at Occupy SFSU in Malcom X plaza, Dec. 5, 2011. This is their first day at Occupy SFSU. Photo by Hang Cheng.

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