The Toughest Students in America

Violent clashes between students and security forces have all but paralyzed the University of Puerto Rico. Students oppose an $800 tuition fee.

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    Riot police push away students, inside the University of Puerto Rico, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011.
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    File Photo: Students and protestors clash at University of Puerto Rico in December over a new fee proposed by administrators.
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    A demonstrator yells at riot police officers as she is detained during a students protest outside the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Students have been on strike to demand university officials eliminate a new $800 yearly fee that went into effect in Jan. 2011. Students of Puerto Rico's University already pay a $49 fee per semester. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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    A student protester is detained by riot police at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday Jan. 19, 2011.
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    Riot police stand in formation during a protest in front the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Students of Puerto Rico's University who already pay a $49 fee per semester, have been on strike to demand university officials eliminate a new $800 yearly fee that went into effect in Jan. 2011. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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    A demonstrator touches the shield of a riot police officer during a protest outside the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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    A student protester is detained by riot police at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday Jan. 25, 2011. Students are demanding university officials eliminate a new $800 yearly fee that went into effect at the beginning of the year. Students already pay $49 per credit. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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    A student protester is detained by riot police at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday Jan. 25, 2011.
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    A student protester is detained by police at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday Jan. 25, 2011.
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    A demonstrator shouts at riot police during a protest at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday Jan. 25, 2011.
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    A demonstrator talks to a police officer after being detained during a protest in front the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011.
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    Police detain a demonstrator during a protest in front the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011.
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    Using shields, riot police push away a group of students at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011.
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    Using shields, riot police push back a group of students, inside the University of Puerto Rico, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011.
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    Riot police advance toward a group of students at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011.
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    Surrounded by tear gas, riot police advance toward a group at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011.
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    A university student protestor is detained as riot police advance toward a group of students inside the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011.
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    Plain clothes police officers donning bulletproof vests detain a student protestor at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011.
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    A university student protestor is taken into custody outside the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011.
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    Students march in front of the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011.
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