With echoes of People’s Park’s legacy of resistance, protesters reacted Friday to UC Berkeley taking the first steps towards developing the land for student housing.
‘The leadership that came from the streets has been decapitated’: Deaths of 5 homeless advocates in a year leave a void
The loss of so many leading Berkeley activists who worked to give unsheltered people a greater say in their living conditions is sorely felt, but the fight will go on, say advocates.
Construction of new 5G cell sites blocked by protesters — for now
A group of activists believes that the proliferation of 4G and 5G sites will increase radiation output and increase cancer cases. Widely accepted science does not back them up.
Berkeley might make it harder to impose curfews that target protests or ‘First Amendment’ activity
If adopted, a new proposal would make it harder to order curfews in relation to protests, as was done in May.
BPD asks for help to find 5 people who spray-painted Berkeley police station
Berkeley police are trying to identify at least five people who covered the front of the station with graffiti last week during a “defund the police” protest.
Hundreds in Berkeley protest Whole Foods’ ban on wearing clothing branded ‘Black Lives Matter’
Protesters came to support a former employee who quit after she was told to remove a face mask that had “Black Lives Matter” printed on it.
‘Ohlone Territory’ mural painted on downtown Berkeley street
The city of Berkeley painted the red and white mural. In early June, Berkeley High students painted Black Lives Matter in giant yellow letters on Allston Way.
Berkeley police HQ covered in graffiti during a ‘defund the police’ protest
No arrests have been made in connection with the graffiti which BPD said would be cleaned up on Tuesday.
Teenage Black Lives Matter protesters demand that Berkeley Hills residents ‘wake up’ and take action
A march organized by Berkeley High students began at Ashby BART and ended at Codornices Park.
‘I don’t want to be the next name’: Young women lead the Black Lives Matter charge in Berkeley
Shayla Avery, 16, Ultraviolet Schneider-Dwyer, 17, and Hadassah Zenor-Davis, 16 — all new to organizing —orchestrated one of the largest protests in the city so far.
City pledges to change policing so ‘law enforcement as we know it is not necessary’
Officials have promised to overhaul what public safety looks like in Berkeley in response to protests that have resonated across the city and nation in recent weeks.
Marchers in Berkeley demand resignation of police chief
They are angered and disturbed by Police Chief Andy Greenwood’s comment that if police had no more access to tear gas, they might have to use firearms to respond to violent protesters.