VIDEO: UC Berkeley Students Violently Stop White People from Crossing Bridge
After a long period of blocking the bridge, the protesters moved on to the student store, which they blockaded. One of the students climbed up on the building and posted an "eviction notice," which claimed that the students of UC Berkeley had the authority to shut down the building and to occupy it themselves. Here are some snippets:
You are hereby notified by the students of the University of California, Berkeley to vacate the premises immediately. University administration wrongly allocated this two-story facility to a third-party corporation, keeping in line with its intensifying legacy of prioritizing financial profit over student needs.
We demand, instead, that the university facilitate the expansion of the bridges and QARC (Queer Alliance Resource Center) spaces into this two-story facility ... These spaces have been chosen by students based on the need for visibility, accessibility, and adequacy of size ... The work that these student-run spaces to produce and recruit students of color and provide support for the LGBTQIIA+ student community is invaluable and must be affirmed by the university.
If you fail to vacate immediately, community action will continue to escalate with the goal of eliminating any revenue generation. This space exclusion is one step in an ongoing process to remedy the historical devaluation of students of color and LGBTQIA+ students.
This was not an official document, but the protesters deemed themselves worthy of making such demands, despite their inability to decide whether the ever-expanding alphabet soup of the LGBT movement required one or two Is.
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