Occupy protesters set up new tent camp at UC Berkeley

Tents on the steps of Sproul Hall at UC Berkeley. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel

The wet weather did not deter a group of protesters from setting up a new Occupy Cal tent settlement on the steps of Sproul Hall, on the UC Berkeley campus.

The group set up five tents on Thursday Feb. 9 to commemorate the three-month anniversary of the Nov. 9th 2011 protest, when 40 people were arrested in a violent clash with police. The encampment has since grown to seven tents, despite university regulations prohibiting overnight camping.

About 30 to 40 protesters gathered for a potluck supper on the steps of Sproul Hall Sunday night, according to the Daily Californian.

UC officials are monitoring the situation and have told students they are not permitted to be there. Police have not attempted to remove them, however.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/VoteforChange2012 Christopher Neal

    These people are both heroes and martyrs and should be worshipped as such.

    Now THAT is some good civil disobedience there; seven tents, and they know they are not permitted to be there. They are they 99%. Amazing.

  • Anonymous

     and will be the first crying when things don’t go their way!

  • http://www.facebook.com/VoteforChange2012 Christopher Neal

    Exactly! Such idiots. As much as I love Berkeley, I guess you guys can get a good laugh out of them…

  • http://radar.oreilly.com/2007/09/local-recycle-reuse-hits-a-bur.html The Sharkey

    Maybe if we keep ignoring them they’ll get bored and go away.

  • Berkeley Resident

    They seem to be out of the way, sort of, and not in anyone’s way and most importantly not ruining any grassy parks.  I’m happy for them and I hope they keep staying where they are and not spreading to our parks.