Drawing on Occupy movement, protesters turn out en masse

Large turnout at Wednesday’s Day of Action showed signs that UC Berkeley’s signature student protest movement, widely perceived to have been losing its muster in recent years, may have found strength in the nationwide Occupy movement. After more than two years of protests that decreased in size, Wednesday’s demonstration saw
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UC Berkeley graduate dies in India after fall

UC Berkeley graduate Sharmi Doshi, known for her sense of humor, eloquence and passion, died in the early hours of Monday morning after falling off a building in India. She was 23. Doshi, who graduated from UC Berkeley in spring 2010, sustained fatal injuries after falling from the 11th floor
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Occupy Cal protest sees large crowds, violence

In a day marked by large crowds and violence between protesters and police, UC Berkeley students and community members established an Occupy Cal encampment on Sproul Plaza, despite it going directly against campus policy. The encampment, approved in a nearly unanimous general assembly vote by the protest’s participants, was formed
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Day of Action sweeps across California

Along with the Nov. 9 Day of Action on the UC Berkeley campus, 10 other demonstrations took place Wednesday at college campuses throughout the state. The statewide protests were intended to mark the beginning of a week of protests leading up to the meetings of the CSU Board of Trustees
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Berkeley City Council approves purchase of new refuse trucks

Berkeley City Council approved the purchase of 10 new automated refuse trucks Tuesday night after much discussion about employee safety and the employment status of drivers. In keeping with operational changes over the last two years to reduce costs for the city’s Department of Public Works Solid Waste Management Programs
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At least seven protesters arrested at Occupy Cal

Today’s protest has resulted in at least seven arrests, all of which are people affiliated with UC Berkeley and at least one of whom is a campus faculty member. According to UCPD Lt. Alex Yao, one of the protesters was arrested near Kroeber Hall earlier this morning and six were
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Occupy Cal protests sees melee between police and protesters

Chaos ensued after protesters agreed in a general assembly vote to establish an encampment outside of Sproul Hall, which led to police officers beating students and at least six arrests. When students set up camping tents on the lawn outside Sproul Hall, they linked arms around the encampment in an
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General Assembly establishes encampment on Sproul steps

After marching back from covering the Bank of America on Telegraph Avenue with caution tape, protesters held a general assembly that started at about 1:30 p.m. Upon arriving on the steps in front of Sproul Hall, protesters voted to establish an encampment on the UC Berkeley campus. #occupycal: Read complete
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Over a thousand participate in Occupy Cal protest

The campuswide day of action in support of affordable higher education and the Occupy movement has grown throughout the day to over a thousand students at its peak in the early afternoon, from teach-outs in the morning to a noontime rally that was attended by about 1,000 people. The protest
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Storify: Updates, tweets and photos from Occupy Cal

Wednesday marks another day of action at UC Berkeley. Two years after student protests swept through California, the Occupy movement has come full circle. Campus protesters plan on setting up an encampment, though the campus administration has said it will not be tolerated. This page will aggregate tweets and photos from
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