Protestors occupying U. of California land are arrested
- Four people were arrested early Monday morning during a police raid of a protester encampment on land owned by the University of California in Albany, Calif.
- The protesters' occupation of the San Francisco Bay Area city's "Gill Tract" of land began two days earlier when they began pulling weeds and planting crops in an attempt to turn the land into an urban farm.
- An adjacent tract of land was occupied by protesters for several weeks last year before police acted to remove them, and UC officials say the land is used for agricultural research and is the proposed site of a future grocery store and senior housing.
From the article:
... UC Berkley spokeswoman Claire Holmes says three men were arrested on suspicion of trespassing and interfering with police department operations on Monday after officers warned protesters to leave the so-called Gill Tract.
UC Police Lt. Eric Tejada says a woman also arrested on Monday also faces trespassing charges. ...
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