About 12 people gathered at 1pm to protest outside Bank of America on Telegraph. Photo: Lance Knobel.

Groups of students have been gathering on the UC Berkeley campus today to voice their opposition to education budget cuts, in what is being billed a Day of Action for Public Education.

The Daily Californian reported that at 1pm a rally of about 100 people at Sproul Hall turned into a march through Sather Gate, heading to California Hall with protesters chanting: “We will march, we will fight, education is our right.” Follow the progress of the protests on the Daily Cal Twitter feed.

Meanwhile, also at 1pm, an estimated one dozen people gathered outside Bank of America on Telegraph Avenue, at Durant, in order, they said, “to make corporate tax dodgers pay their fair share of taxes”. The new group, calling itself U.S. Uncut, believes Bank of America should pay $1.5 billion to American tax payers — an amount they say is unpaid taxes for Bank of America’s 2009 income of $4.4 billion. In a statement, the group stated: “All we’re asking is for Bank of America and other multi-billion dollar corporations to simply pay their fair share of taxes like you and I do,” U.S. Uncut said in a statement. “Bank of America made billions in profit and had a $0 income tax bill. We work multiple jobs and pay our taxes, why aren’t they paying theirs?”

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...