At least fifty protesters — Twitter reports say as many as eighty — were arrested this morning at the University of Puerto Rico as new student fees went into effect. (article | translation)

Student activists shut down UPR for two months last spring in protest against fee hikes and other initiatives, and won reversals of many proposals. But officials brought back the fee hikes in the fall, and both the government and the university have suppressed student protests much more aggressively in recent weeks than they had in the past.

Today’s arrestees included student activists, at least one faculty union leader, and — according to one news report — “some nuns.”