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Berkeley: Save Our Oaks.. off with the fence
by mark
Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
50 people held a prayer vigil this evening at the site of the sacred oaks on the UC Berkeley campus, demanding that they be preserved to honor the Ohlone people who used the area as a burial ground. Supplies were delivered to the tree-sitters, while protesters lit candles and burned sage. Sections of the chain link fences erected by the campus while a court case is decided were dismantled during the vigil. UC police moved in and violently arrested three people.

The Memorial Grove is a native California Coast Live Oak ecosystem. The grove is part of a National Historic Site, a memorial to Californians who died in World War I, and it was also recently revealed that 18 Native American burials were discovered under the stadium in 1923.

UC work crews continue to construct new larger fences around the Memorial Oak Grove in anticipation of forcibly extracting tree-sit protesters from the grove. UC has stated that the fences are needed for “security reasons” prior to an extraction attempt. As a result of the fence, tree-sitters are forced to use traverse lines to enter and exit their perch, which has led to one tree-sitter being hospitalized after a fall on November 11th.

Tree-sitters are standing by on alert for an impending siege of the grove.

Judge Barbara Miller is expected to return her decision any day in the lawsuits against the stadium expansion project which would level the grove. UC Berkeley officials have stated that no matter what Judge Miller decides the University will try to end the tree-sit protest.

The Memorial Grove Tree-Sit is by far the longest ongoing urban tree-sit protest in history, now approaching its one year anniversary on December 2nd.
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Love conquers the fence.
§Earlier in the evening Blackfire performed at La Peña
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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http://www.blackfire.net/
§Supplies are delivered to the treesit
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§Protect Sacred Sites
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§Defend Human rights
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§rent-a-cops wake up from their nap
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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behind, the tree sit.
§UCPD is sad, they missed the party :(
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§UCPD practices their chokehold
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§Uncle
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§Maybe they didn't like his shoes
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§This woman spoke out and had to be silenced
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§Arrested
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§Arrested
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§Arrested
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§People continue to speak
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§Drumming
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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§This officer had a serious attitude problem
by mark Thursday Nov 15th, 2007 2:22 AM
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As did a number of other UCPD officers on the scene.
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Really the people's complaint is with the UC administration, but somehow I doubt these UCPD walking, talking ass holes will deliver the message.
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Metal FencePJ BootheThursday Mar 21st, 2013 4:26 PM
Developers will leave no green living thing including ancient oaks standingtwodogkdFriday Dec 21st, 2007 6:39 PM
"misleading" statements about oak-grovep.Monday Nov 26th, 2007 8:49 AM
claims...BerkeleyanSunday Nov 25th, 2007 5:50 PM
This Oak Grove is a Sacred Ohlone People Burial Ground - Stop the Desecration!Rob HepburnMonday Nov 19th, 2007 8:22 AM
Not Just The TreesRay B Red n Seein' RedSunday Nov 18th, 2007 1:16 PM
not traffic infractions -- beware of diminishing the legal seriousnessmagsSunday Nov 18th, 2007 12:43 PM
not meant to get to technical...DefthongSunday Nov 18th, 2007 11:14 AM
permit?DavidSaturday Nov 17th, 2007 5:47 AM
Police Violently Arrest 3 At Prayerful Gathering to Support Berkeley Tree-SitMorning Star GaliFriday Nov 16th, 2007 5:38 PM

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