Several thousand of UC Berkeley's 32,000 students boycotted classes for the second day Friday in a protest to push the university to hire more women and minority professors. Student organizers of the boycott estimate that 30% of classes were either canceled or held off campus. University officials declined to confirm the number of boycotting students or affected classes. As part of the protest, several "stink bombs" were released in lecture halls and libraries Thursday, but boycott organizers denied any involvement.
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