UC Police officers detained 18 Occupy Cal demonstrators at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library on Friday after the group disregarded campus administrators’ warnings to vacate the encampment or face legal repercussions.
Though all protesters dispersed peacefully and none were cited or arrested, 10 of the seized tents remain in police custody, and eleven demonstrators have been ordered to stay away from the site. The group migrated from its previous establishment outside Sproul Hall to Doe Library on Tuesday and has yet to reach a decision on whether to re-erect tents elsewhere on campus.
Student protesters at UC Davis have been engaging in their own brand of civil disobedience, maintaining a presence at the campus’ branch of the U.S. Bank inside the Memorial Union student center. Participants began blockading the outpost in January, forcing it to close on several occasions.
— Staff Report