Peace is the right prescription to support higher education

This footage I shot of last Thursday’s “Rally Against Austerity” may seem slightly outdated now that nearly a week has elapsed. The culprit behind my tardy posting is yesterday’s “Increase Diversity Bake” sale by the Berkeley College Republicans. After all, “racist” cupcakes are much tastier to write about than a
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Neither arrestee was a campus student

Two men were arrested on felony charges during a protest at Tolman Hall Thursday night and several people were injured following a sporadically violent, daylong demonstration against proposed student fee increases. The men, Drew Phillips, 25, and Richard Clemons, 30, were arrested on Thursday night. Neither are UC Berkeley students.
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Despite plans, no protest Friday morning outside Tolman

Despite plans to continue Thursday’s protest at Tolman Hall at 10 a.m., there was no demonstration Friday morning as of 1 p.m. About five people, some of whom had participated in Thursday’s Day of Action, stood under a tree near Tolman during the morning discussing the protest and methods of
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UC Berkeley’s Day of Action in social media

A recap of the day with tweets, videos and articles from activists and reporters

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September 22 UC Berkeley Day of Action Video Series

These five videos follow the Day of Action starting at the noon rally on Upper Sproul, following the protestors to the occupation of Tolman Hall, until the final, chaotic confrontation in the Tolman lobby. The Daily Cal multimedia team on this project included Kelly Fang, Sara Hayden, Kelly Lin, Kevin
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A fading fight

CAMPUS ISSUES: Falling in line with previous protests, Thursday’s rally failed to draw large crowds and broad student support.

We hear among our peers the struggles and fears that haunt them as they helplessly watch tuition increases pass semester after semester. They have much to say and express. But Thursday’s protest was unsuccessful at conveying that sentiment. The poor turnout — about 300 at its peak — was not
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A police officer apprehends a demonstrator in Tolman Hall, where the Day of Action protesters occupied a room. The protest was propelled by persisting state budget cuts to the UC and accompanying tuition increases.

Day of Action ends in violence, two arrests

Calm protest punctuated by violent episodes

Tensions between police officers and demonstrators fluctuated throughout the course of a campus protest Thursday, culminating in a violent scuffle when one man was carried from Tolman Hall by his arms and legs. At about 9 p.m., after over seven hours of protest inside the building, protesters were chanting in
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