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UCB Occupation of Wheeler Hall, Afternoon and Evening Solidarity, 11/20/09: photos
by dave id
Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
About 40 people occupied Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley before daylight Friday morning, November 20th. These are photos taken after police attacked solidarity demonstrators while setting up metal barricades around the building later in the morning. Corporate media had their live broadcast antennae set up as the occupation had made national news.
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From the early morning...

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

photos: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/11/21/18629803.php


More coverage from actions across California 11/18-11/22:
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§Occupier
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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§Front of Wheeler Hall
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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§Food toss -- black bag flies toward window
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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§Food toss -- this one didn't quite make it
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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§Speaking with mediators below
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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§Hundreds at southeast corner of Wheeler Hall
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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The energy in the crowd remained high with serious and not-so-serious chants throughout despite the obvious tension and ever-present threat of police violence.
§Sun sets on the occupation
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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Within minutes of this photo, and unbeknownst to the crowd, riot police were smashing through second-floor doors to arrest occupiers.
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Crowds outside weren't being given the full story by the self-appointed mediators. And it was uncertain at the time if police intended to force their way through solidarity demonstrators to get more police in or arrested solidarity demonstrators out. What people outside did not know was that the "deal" that had been reached to get occupiers out with misdemeanor citation was made with police and authorities and not the occupiers themselves.
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unknown why this person was arrested
§Armed and ready to shoot unarmed students with projectiles
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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§Finger near the trigger the entire time
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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§Police set up lights to point at solidarity demonstrators
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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§Demonstrators responded to light with umbrellas as shields
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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§Hundreds and hundreds more at southwest corner of Wheeler Hall
by dave id Sunday Nov 22nd, 2009 4:01 PM
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For lots more coverage, see: