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People's Park Tree-Sit Update: Day Eight
UC Berkeley, City of Berkeley, UC Police, and BPD - "stay the fuck off our land. "
The Muwekma Park(aka People's Park) tree-sit has reached its eighth day. Organizers have fought off Berkeley PD, the University, and the rain to launch and sustain this action. The objective of getting up in the trees is to let the university and the city of Berkeley know that any talk (much less plans) of redeveloping the park will be met with this style of preemptive direct action.
Lead Organizer Zachary Running Wolf - "The trees in the park are 41 years old, and thus represent 4 decades of peoples' struggle against the oppressive university and the "liberal" city of Berkeley. There is no way we are going to let them redevelop this communal space. There will be no more cutting of the vegetation in the park, and basically we are issuing a stay-away to the police, the UC, the regents, and the city. None of these officials are welcome in Muwekma Park."
So far UC Police have stolen a hammock, a harness, and a rope - thus organizers are asking for donations to continue the tree-sit indefinitely. If possible please stop by the park and donate either your time, resources, or money and help sustain this direct action until there is no more threat of redevelopment. And this land will forever be Muwekma/Peoples Park.
All Power to the People's Park!!!!!!
(UC Berkeley, City of Berkeley, UC Police, and BPD - "stay the fuck off our land. ")
For anyone that would like to assist the tree-sitters please contact Zachary RunningWolf at 510-878-8427.
Along with basic supplies - food and water, we also need people with video cameras to come up and observe any and all police activity in and around the park. Thus far we have been raided once, where UCPD or BPD stole a rope, a hammock, and a harness. We are asking for anyone with these supplies and wishes to donate please contact Running Wolf or stop by the park.