A man in his 50s who went up to Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley while election returns were playing on a screen Tuesday evening shouted racist and homophobic phrases at two students, according to the University of California Police Department.
Hundreds of protesters are expected to take part in a “Million Student March” demonstration Thursday, Nov. 12, on the UC Berkeley campus at 2 p.m.
Hundreds took to the streets in Berkeley to demand better pay for fast-food and other low-wage workers.
Fast-food and other low-wage workers, as well as supporters, have planned a day of strikes and rallies locally for tax day.
With the nation focused on the outcome of the presidential election Tuesday night, we’ve compiled this list of where you can join friends, neighbors and fellow community members to experience the results together. Let us know in the comments below if we missed a great event at your favorite spot.
The UC Berkeley campus was calm this morning after a night of protests and altercations with police that resulted in 39 arrests, including one faculty member, and several injuries, although as yet there have been no reports of protesters being taken to hospital.
Update, 7:52pm: Video footage of police beating protesters at today’s Occupy Cal demonstrations has emerged. The following video was uploaded to YouTube by Miles Mathews [Hat-tip: Bruce Love]:
Javier Panzar was walking in Sproul Plaza today when he spotted these “lawn” chairs, which may be a sign that Cal is almost finished for the year or an expression of hope for better weather. “This is the Berkeleyiest thing I’ve seen in a while,” Panzar tweeted (@jpanzar).