‘We need to stand together as tenants’: Protesters oppose 1921 Walnut St. eviction

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Because of UC Berkeley's plans to demolish 1921 Walnut St. to build campus housing for transfer students, the 1921 Walnut St. Association organized the “Save 1921 Walnut St.” protest outside of the apartment building Wednesday afternoon. As a response, UC Berkeley Capital Strategies spokesperson Kyle Gibson emphasized that throughout the relocation process for the building's tenants, campus will be accommodating.

For Paul Wallace, 1921 Walnut St. has served as his home for the past six years and is the only thing keeping him from experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, a reality that makes UC Berkeley’s notices of eviction particularly “infuriating.”
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You are qualified to run for office

There’s a lot to be frustrated by in politics today. But change will only come if you create it. Young people have an essential role to play in politics, and the more young people begin to see themselves in government, the more government will reflect the needs of the future.
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