Unclothed Protest Outside the
Memorial Oak Grove

Unclothed Outside the Berkeley Oak Grove Tree-sit
Berkeley, CA November 10, 2007

Supporters for the preservation of the oak grove at the UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium staged another nude photo shoot today. The photographer, Jack Gescheidt of the Treespirit Project, spoke to the crowd about global warning, the importance of the trees and also praised the courage of the tree sitters. He said that the event was called to raise public awareness to the recent construction of two fences around the grove that have restricted community access.

The UC Regents had planned to cut the trees earlier this year to build a high performance sports center. A court injunction has put the project on hold. Gescheidt said he was not against the new sports facility but thought it could be built in a safer place and preserve the trees too. "We can have new gyms and old trees", he said. The tree-sit is now in its 344th day.

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