40 at UC Santa Barbara Held in S. Africa Protest

From a Times Staff Writer

Forty anti-apartheid demonstrators were arrested Friday after about 100 protesters occupied the administration building at the University of California, Santa Barbara, authorities said.

Two women and three men literally divested themselves of their clothing and stripped nude during the demonstration demanding that the UC system divest itself of investments in firms doing business in South Africa.

Those arrested were charged with trespassing, but eight were also charged with resisting arrest, a campus police spokesman said.