Overcooked occupation

CAMPUS ISSUES: Occupy Cal is back with tents in front of Sproul Hall, but celebrating three months since Nov. 9, 2011, isn’t enough.

Although members of the Occupy movement acknowledge the lack of a uniform message, they nevertheless proved their ability to stand as one. Last semester, Occupy Cal reached its peak when public policy professor Robert Reich spoke to thousands on the evening of Nov. 15. In the time since that moment
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Protesters gather on Upper Sproul and resume their occupation.

Occupy Cal protest continues on steps of Sproul Hall

A group of Occupy Cal protesters continued an encampment on the steps of Sproul Hall as of Sunday afternoon, extending a protest that began Thursday on the three month anniversary of the Nov. 9 campus protests. Around 3 p.m. Sunday, 30 to 40 protesters gathered on the steps for a
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Protestors restart the occupation of Sproul with several tents, banners and signs.

Occupy protesters set up tents on Sproul Plaza

Occupy Cal protesters set up six tents on the steps of Sproul Hall Thursday, marking the three month anniversary of the controversial Nov. 9 campus protest. As of about 9 p.m., five tents remained in front of the hall. Demonstrators said they intended to stay overnight, but that a dispersal order from UCPD would prompt
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Alex Kim, a member of Occupy Cal, was detained on Sunday afternoon.

Silent UC Berkeley protester detained

Alex Kim, a UC Berkeley senior and Occupy Cal protester who took a vow of silence, was detained Sunday by UCPD officers on Sproul Plaza, according to eyewitnesses at the scene. At around 4:38 p.m., a few officers approached a group of demonstrators sitting on the lawn in front of
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Cleaning crews pressure washed the steps and facade of Sproul Hall on Sunday.

Occupy Cal members watch as Sproul steps cleaned

About 10 Occupy Cal demonstrators watched as clean-up crews tore down the teepee on the lawn in front of Sproul Hall and power washed the chalk off the hall’s steps early Sunday morning. For some participants, this signaled the end of Occupy Cal for the semester, while others planned on
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Police attempt to break through a line of students on Nov. 9 during the Occupy Cal protests.

Use of police force draws fierce condemnation

For UC Berkeley graduate student Alex Barnard, the most disempowering moment of Wednesday night was not when he was repeatedly hit with a police baton, cracking one of his ribs. Instead, the most disturbing moment of his experience came afterward, when he says an officer told him he had “no
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UC Berkeley’s administration should be held accountable

Agreeing or disagreeing with the reaction of UC Berkeley’s administration to the budget crisis is a matter of political opinion. But after Wednesday night’s events, one thing is beyond doubt: The current administration is acting irresponsibly and can no longer lead our university. On Wednesday, the campus called on the
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