Cal Berkeley “Demonstrators” Lazy—Take Holiday Break From Occupying Building

I love the rich and entitled when they are upset. They issue press releases, wait for the camera’s to arrive to chant—then stop when the camera’s leave. They are truly dedicated to radicalism and “the cause”. Except when the Holidays come and they want to go home or party. Then they call a recess, to be renewed when classes are held.

These are phonies. They want attention—for kids (they are kids because they are still emotionally driven—and facts have little value to them. The take over of Wheeler Hall at Cal Berkeley is a great example of the immaturity of the brain fried thought of the students. The “racism” they claim exists does not take a Holiday—so why do they? Because they are not against racism, they are for publicity, the limelight and having a good time. If they were truly opposed to racism they would demand the end of it on campus—end the racist organizations on campus, the invites to Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder and other well known bigots.

“After prolonged discussion, nearly 50 people in attendance voted to release a statement that says, “We, the Open UC at Berkeley, no longer feel the need to inhabit the Wheeler Commons at all times in order to assert our right to this space, this campus and this public institution. See you Monday!”

The group also voted to clarify that whether to stay or leave would be an individual decision and that the actions of those who decide to stay in Wheeler during the break would not be interpreted as being part of the movement.”

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Tuition hike protesters vote not to occupy Wheeler Hall during break

By Amy Jiang, Daily Californian, 11/26/14

The Open UC, the group that has occupied Wheeler Hall for seven consecutive days to protest tuition hikes, held a general assembly meeting in Wheeler Auditorium on Tuesday evening to discuss plans over Thanksgiving break and the movement’s next steps.

After prolonged discussion, nearly 50 people in attendance voted to release a statement that says, “We, the Open UC at Berkeley, no longer feel the need to inhabit the Wheeler Commons at all times in order to assert our right to this space, this campus and this public institution. See you Monday!”

The group also voted to clarify that whether to stay or leave would be an individual decision and that the actions of those who decide to stay in Wheeler during the break would not be interpreted as being part of the movement.

Protesters occupied Wheeler Hall beginning Nov. 19 after a committee of the UC Board of Regents voted to move forward with a tuition increase policy of up to 5 percent tuition increases annually for five years, unless the state intervenes with additional funding.

Student protesters participated in a rally and walkout Monday. Joined by UC Berkeley faculty members and community members, the crowd of more than 1,000 protesters at its peak marched through the city and campus.

The group voted at a previous general assembly meeting to rally Dec. 2, the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement and in particular the day that 800 students moved into Sproul Hall after a rally. At Tuesday’s meeting, the group decided to collaborate with the Cal Progressive Coalition to plan the rally and organized groups to plan over the break.

“If the thousand people who showed up (Monday) was any indication of how many people are going to show up for the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, I think we could fill Sproul,” said UC Berkeley student Vanessa Raditz.

On Monday evening, the Cal Progressive Coalition tweeted about forming a human chain around California Hall, an administrative building, at 8 a.m. The demonstration, however, was cancelled due to protests in Oakland against a grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

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