Photos: March 4 budget protest

Protesters march down Empire Grade Road from the west entrance toward the main entrance early on March 4. (Photo by Lisa Nielsen)
Protesters block Coolidge Drive at Hagar Drive on campus.
Early morning at Coolidge and Hagar drives.
Protesters marching toward the main campus entrance for a noon rally surround and block a parking enforcement officer in his vehicle.
Noon rally at the base of campus.
Late Thursday afternoon, marchers parade across Bay Drive and High Street with a Banana Slug puppet.
Marchers on High Street approach base of campus to join a 5 p.m. rally.
At dusk, rally continues in the intersection of High Street and Bay Drive.

Photos from the day-long protest on campus March 4 as part of a statewide effort to call attention to reductions in state support for public education.