Berkeley Grandmothers Feed the Oak Grove Tree-Sitters
Thanksgiving Day 2007
A group of Berkeley grandmothers appeared at the UC Berkeley Memorial Oak Grove on Thanksgiving morning to lend support and food to the tree-sitters. Last August the UC Regents constructed a chain-link barrier around the grove with the intent to starve out the tree-sit.
Just more than a week ago construction crews appeared again to add a second fence. The double barrier was crowned with barbed wire. The new fence has come with stepped-up efforts by UC Police to cut off any access to the tree sitters including all attempts to provide them with food and water. Numerous arrests have been made.
Despite the threat of arrest and a police presence, the grandmothers delivered an assortment of food and water to tree-sitters including pumpkin pie. No grandmothers were arrested. The tree-sit is now in its 356th day. Berkeley's Internet NEWS
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