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UC Berkeley Tolman Hall Occupied
Occupy California
BERKELEY, CA – Between 100 and 200 students marched from a rally at noon in front of Sproul Hall, and entered Tolman hall against austerity measures cutting public education through out the state of California. Demonstrators entered the lobby of the building only to be met police batons and pepper spray. Police claim that pepper spray was used in response to someone grabbing a magazine clip from one of the officers, but at least one witness says that these were two separate events, and that the magazine clip was only found later after a police officer dropped it. Students were able to take a hold of room 2308 and other parts of the first floor through the afternoon and into the evening until the police evicted them from the building. Tolman hall is the education and psychology building, closed to general classes for retrofitting. The occupiers released a statement in full below. The arrested students are seeking financial support to help cover the cost of posting bail, please read more if you can donate some money!

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