Grandmothers for the Oaks Winter Solstice Party
Berkeley December 23, 2007
Today the Berkeley Grandmothers for the Oaks hosted a Winter Solstice Party at the Oak Grove. For the last several weeks, the group has met outside the barbed wire fence to supply the tree sitters with food and water. This ongoing community action has been in response to the University Regents' policy of citing all those who try to supply food or aid to the tree sit.
The solstice event was marked by a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus who thanked the tree sitters for being good and saving the oak grove from destruction by the university. The event, like most of the recent activities at the grove, was videotaped by the campus police and their security force. Berkeley grandmothers resorted to using a large canvas screen to block the view of the food lift and prevent anyone from being singled out by police. A citation comes with a $1000fine and/or 5 days in jail. This was the second Winter Solstice observance at the Memorial Oak Grove since the beginning of the tree sit, 386 days ago. Berkeley's Internet NEWS
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