A final ruling from the court on whether UC Berkeley can resume construction of a student housing project is expected soon, but the decision will likely be appealed.
The center has heaters, food and other supplies to support unhoused residents amid fierce storms.
We suggest UC Berkeley commence construction of the student and supportive housing planned for the park on an alternate site as soon as possible.
Tow trucks arrived at the park around 7 a.m. and started loading the heavy equipment onto the flatbeds.
The draft opinion says the UC didn’t adequately explain why other sites weren’t considered for the student housing project.
People who knew the man said he had lived in Berkeley for over a decade, occasionally in the park.
Tyler Cary was a Ph.D. candidate at UC Davis before he moved to Santa Cruz, then Berkeley.
The 20-year-old from Antioch was arrested in an attack on an occupant Sunday morning.
The activist was booked at Santa Rita Jail but released Friday evening, and the $85,000 bail was dismissed.
UC Berkeley had long planned to begin construction at the park this summer, but has been blocked repeatedly by lawsuits and activists.
Tear gas was banned in Berkeley in summer 2020 during nationwide protests over police brutality.
Construction crews arrived early Wednesday morning and protests began immediately after.