Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

California Briefing / BERKELEY

Officials want to oust tree-sitters

June 18, 2008|From the Associated Press

UC Berkeley officials increased pressure on a band of tree-sitters Tuesday, sending in teams to cut supply lines and dismantle some living structures. Officers sliced some ropes that carry food, water and demonstrators into the trees. The action came on the eve of a ruling on lawsuits challenging campus plans for a new sports center. The plan would mean cutting down the oak grove where protesters have been perching for months.

Campus officials said they wouldn't try to yank protesters out of the trees but made it clear they'd run out of patience.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|