Cal Students Bring Occupy to Campus, Arrests Made
(AP) BERKELEY, Calif. Campus police at the University of California at Berkeley are disbanding an anti-Wall Street encampment students tried setting up and arresting people in their way.
Student activists tried establishing an “Occupy Cal” camp on campus Wednesday despite official warnings that such encampments are not allowed.
After marching to a Bank of America branch to protest financial policies they blame for causing deep cuts in higher education spending, several hundred students erected eight tents near the campus’ administration building and surrounded more than a dozen police officers who had moved in to remove the structures.
The officers took down one tent, but backed off after the human wall encircled them with chants of, “Whose university? Our university!”
They then donned riot helmets and batons and broke through the circle as students shouted, “Put the guns down.”
It was not immediately clear how many were arrested.