Illustration of two groups of people, one in black-and-white, tearing down fences in People's Park, representing protests past and present

A park by and for the people

CITY AFFAIRS: Fifty years after protest against developing People’s Park first erupted, campus should halt housing plans

While the importance of supportive housing in Berkeley cannot be discounted, People’s Park has never been a place for campus to do its bidding.
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Photo of someone holding a "Save People's Park" sign

Protestors tear down fences in People’s Park

UC Berkeley students and community members alike gathered in People’s Park on Friday to protest campus plans to build housing in the area, culminating in crowds of people tearing down fences and placing them on the steps of Sproul Hall.
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