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UCB Occupation of Wheeler Hall, Morning Solidarity, 11/20/09: photos
About 40 people occupied Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley in the early morning hours of Friday, November 20th. About 6am, calls began going out for support outside the building. These are photos taken as demonstrators began to arrive and act in solidarity.
From about the same time...
cell phone videos: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/11/20/18629439.php
cell phone photos: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/11/20/18629452.php
cellphone photos from inside the occupation: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/11/20/18629466.php
More coverage from actions across California 11/18-11/20:
kept people from walking through those sitting
The UCB occupation, and the huge crowds it drew, lead to increased national corporate coverage for other occupations and actions across California.
What started with UCPD and Berkeley PD grew to include dozens and dozens from Alameda Sheriffs' Dept and even Oakland PD
Numerous protesters were injured by violent police as Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies set up metal barricades later in the day. "Peaceful protest, peaceful protest," was chanted throughout the day to remind the police they were facing off against unarmed civilians.