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Police Raid on Wheeler 5 AM - 64 arrested
by indybay
Friday Dec 11th, 2009 7:52 AM
64 people inside the building were arrested. Two vanloads of people were driven to Santa Rita County Jail before 6:15 AM. Further arrestees will be processed at the County Jail as well.
This morning around 5 AM, officers from University of California Police raided Wheeler Hall, which has been kept open by students all week as a liberated space .

64 people inside the building were arrested. Two vanloads of people were driven to Santa Rita County Jail before 6:15 AM. Further arrestees will be processed at the County Jail as well.

7:50 AM Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies have taken two additional busloads of people to the County Jail. The first batch of arrestees are being processed right now.

Charges are rumored to be misdemeanor trespassing.

More information and photos TK

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by occupy everything
Friday Dec 11th, 2009 8:06 AM
that and they were afraid of Boots performing tonight

fuckers
by sfgate
Friday Dec 11th, 2009 10:48 AM
Yes - the article specifically says they didn't want the show this evening: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/11/BAET1B2R1N.DTL&tsp=1
by deanosor
( deanosor [at] mailup.net ) Friday Dec 11th, 2009 11:03 AM
I'm visiting town for a couple of days (attending a friend's birthday celebration), and i was going to come up for the concert this evening. But now that's there's been a raid, what's happening?
No matter what, people everywhere support what you're doing including this former Berzerkeleyite. Liberate the university!
by ..
Friday Dec 11th, 2009 11:59 AM
about the show: there's no word, but just go to the campus anyway and see what happens. people are already there organizing and doing support for the arrestees, and surely this will continue.
by @utonomia
Friday Dec 11th, 2009 12:32 PM
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the show is still on! Everyone get over to UCB!
At least one arrestee I inquired about at Santa Rita is being cited and released today. It is likely that more will be cited and released in the same fashion. If you have a car and time, go to Santa Rita to support those arrested and offer a ride back to the bay!

The jail didn't give me a time-frame for release, saying it could be ten minutes from now (3:20) or in several hours. However, if they are able to say that he is being released, it means he is being processed for release, which is typically takes 3-4 hours. I don't know when they started, or if he is the first, so show up now!
by GoogleMaps
Friday Dec 11th, 2009 4:03 PM
by ^___^
Friday Dec 11th, 2009 4:25 PM
Meet at 7:30 on the steps of wheeler hall for a stroll to the spot. Bring an extra umbrella...