‘Trying to survive’: Community members react to People’s Park development plans

Photo of People's Park
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Chancellor Carol Christ alleged in a campuswide email Monday that People's Park is an area consisting of often violent criminal activity, which is often focused toward the park's visitors. In response to the email, the Suitcase Clinic expressed concerns surrounding the potential for crime to worsen as displaced houseless people are subjected to harassment outside of the park.

Dozens of tents, hammocks strewn up between redwoods, park regulars and student activists currently encompass the landscape of People’s Park. In the midst of this is an ongoing controversy over UC Berkeley’s plan to develop the area, resulting in protests and retaliation.
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