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Mon Jun 16 2008 (Updated 09/08/08)UC Berkeley Starts To Remove Tree-Sits at Memorial Oak Grove
Mon Jun 16 2008 (Updated 09/08/08)University Begins Removal of Tree-Sit
June 19th Update: Treesitter and Indybay reporter Cricket, came down Thursday night after 3 days of fighting. He made a deal that resulted in his pictures being handed off to others who could post them to Indybay.
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | UC Berkeley Police Risking Oak's Defenders Lives
On June 18th, the judicial decision on University development plans was released. It upheld a temporary injunction against the start of development but it is unclear for how long it will protect the Oak Grove. Read More
On Tuesday, June 17th, at least five hired contract workers arrived at 6:30am and climbed into the branches of the oak trees to take down tree-sit platforms. Around 5pm, one woman tree-sitter was taken down from a tree and arrested. Police cordoned off the area with barricades as oaks supporters converged on the site. Around 70 people attended an 8pm candlelight vigil. Contract workers continued to take down parts of the tree-sit Wednesday and 3 protesters (all supporters on the ground) were arrested.
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Audio | Video: Supporter scales light pole and joins Berkeley tree sit | Shame on UC | You Tube Video
Memorial Oak Grove is located in the 2000 block of Piedmont Ave in Berkeley, one block north of Bancroft Way. It lies adjacent to Memorial Stadium where Cal's football team plays its games and reportedly stands atop a portion of a Native burial ground for the Ohlone tribe. Some of the trees in the Grove were planted in 1923 as part of a World War I Veterans Memorial. The current stadium, which is adjacent to the Oak Grove, stands atop the Hayward earthquake fault. The treesitters have an unlikely ally in Panoramic Hill residents, who reportedly do not look forward to the removal of the trees from their viewscape.
Wednesday Defend the Oak Grove | Save the Oaks | Save the Oaks text messages on Twitter
Some past Coverage on Indybay: 6/1/2008: Photos from up in the Oak Grove | 5/17: Memorial Day for Memorial Oak Grove | 4/23: Memorial Oak Grove Supporters visit Simpson's Annual Stockholder's Meeting | 4/13: Oak Grove tree Sit Celebrates 500 Days | 3/15: Fresh Comes Down from Central Campus Tree Sit | 3/13: A birthday at the Oak Grove | 3/9: Berkeley Has a Tree Sit on the Central Part of Campus (Day 13) | 12/3/2007: Berkeley Memorial Grove Tree-Sit Anniversary | 11/20/2007: UC Berkeley Installs Extra Fencing Around Oaks Tree-Sit | 8/30/2007: Berkeley Tree-sitters Coming Under Attack | 2/2/2007: Berkeley Oak Grove Wins Court Injunction | 12/16/2006: UC Continues to Ignore Berkeley Law that Protects Native Oaks | 12/2/2006: Tree-Sits in Berkeley to Save Oaks
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