More than 80 students at the University of California Los Angeles were cited for failing to disperse during a peaceful but noisy protest against Proposition 209, the state's anti-affirmative action measure.

About 200 students participated in the demonstration Tuesday afternoon. Most of the protesters walked into one of the main buildings on campus, sat in the hallways and chanted.After several hours, campus police cited the students for misdemeanor failure to disperse, and they were released on their own recognizance, UCLA police Sgt. Jim Vandenberg said.