More protest history happening on the Mario Savio Steps
An arrest interupted this open air class at UCB Thursday.
The tents were gone later Wednesday night.
On late Wednesday afternoon, events at UCB went to warp speed. Police moved in and arrests were made. Protesters assert that videos that showed Police brutality are available online. Things had calmed down by early evening. Some protesters asserted that the police were not wearing their badges during the arrests.
Old Berkeley protesters might remember a time when a similar allegation resulted in a political cartoon in the Berkeley Barb that used a famous line from the movie "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" as a caption.
According to reports on KCBS news radio, tents were removed and more arrests were made about midnight.
Thursday morning, things were calm again.
A tent was set up and occupied by Naomi SantaCruz close to the Mario Savio historic plaque. Students were told to move it. They complied. The tent was set up at the very edge of Keay Davidson's class on the relationship between University of California and the nuclear weapons laboratory.
About 10:36 a.m. PST on Thursday, November 10, 2011, an incident occurred and a scuffle ensued. A protester was led away by officers. Students began to chant "Police brutality, police brutality" but the law enforcement officers chose to ignore the students' suggestion.
When Thursday's incident occurred the TV crews being paid to record any news as it happened, were (apparently) caught off guard and the event had occurred before they could start "rolling."
Could the tumult possibly have been much greater if the school had fired it's football coach?