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The UC Berkeley Tree Hug

by | 22nd, June 2008

HOW long can you live in a tree for? 

Zombietime reports on a “ragtag group of protesters” who have “for the last year and a half been ‘occupying’ a small grove of oak trees near the U.C. Berkeley campus, in an attempt to prevent the university from building a new student athletic facility on the site.”

For unknown reasons, the university never evicted the protesters, who had taken to living in the trees themselves. That is, until today, June 17, 2008, when without warning the university began to dismantle the illegal “tree-sit”…

A protestor lies on the ground: 

But after several minutes no one had joined her. So I went over and asked her, “Are you trying to start a die-in, or just sunbathing in the street?” She replied, “I feel it’s important to be in touch with the ground at this time. Perhaps someone will bring me some food.”


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