UC Berkeley-ites take to the trees, protest campus connections to British Petroleum – others are in the trees re saving the historic oak trees , still others have diffrent reasons. How come no one ever sits in trees over the border issue? This is the kind of thing that should appear on that “Stuff White People Like” that I linked to last month. Or is protesting in trees about “Things White People Dislike” ? I emailed this to some less ‘privileged’ at a state school, who have bigger, more awful things to protest about- they laughed.
UC Berkeley officials say the tree-sitters have cost the school $367,000 since the protest began one year ago:
First fence around protest site
Second fence around protest site
Equipment, cleanup and other costs
above, A balloon-totin (fake-fur, natch) “furry” shows up at the Berkeley protest-replete with de rigeur bad-ass face scarf. Color me impressed that he is so secure with his manly-man-ness he can go out like this, for a cause. Swoon.
Dude, you are friggin awesome.
Site above says there is a court order “Don’t feed the protesters!”
See what happens when your mom is a doctor and the nanny has you watch “Raiders of the Lost Ark” video too many times? Whee! Be careful or
http://www.nbc11.com/news/14574327/detail.html Tree-sitter takes 40ft dive, breaks 2 of own limbs.
This site had pics from Dec 07, but the tree sitters are still there-amidst waste-buckets and take-out (not very sustaaaiinable, no?)
Police said they would not arrest the tree-sitter, a former Berkeley business student who calls himself Fresh, if he climbed down the tree voluntarily. But he remained steadfast, holding a bucket of human waste and shouting to a crowd of about 500 students who had gathered to watch the spectacle around noon near Wheeler Hall.
Fresh said he’s trying to draw attention to the university’s research deal with oil industry giant BP, efforts to democratize the Board of Regents and other campus issues.