« Occupy Ca » affronte la police à Berkeley – 10 novembre 2011


Riot police break up « Occupy Cal » protest



November 10, 2011

BERKELEY, Calif. – Police in riot gear moved Wednesday night to break up a demonstration at the University of California at Berkeley that started when anti-Wall Street protesters tried to establish an encampment on campus.

Television news footage from outside the university’s main administration building at 10 p.m. showed officers pulling people off the steps and nudging others with batons as the crowd chanted, « We are the 99 percent! » and « Stop Beating Students! »

The university reported earlier in the evening that an administrator had told the protesters they could stay around the clock for a week, but only if they didn’t pitch tents, use stoves or other items that would suggest people were sleeping there.

The protesters voted not to comply with the demand and to go ahead with setting up a tent site they dubbed « Occupy Cal » to protest financial policies they blame for causing deep cuts in higher education spending.

As the evening wore on, the crowd appeared to be swelling as protesters debated whether to stay overnight. The student newspaper The Daily Californian reported that some people from the Occupy Oakland protest were joining the Berkeley demonstrators. Read more …


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~ par Alain Bertho sur 11 novembre 2011.


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