Police Clear People’s Park in Berkeley for Housing Development

Police cleared out People’s Park in Berkeley early Wednesday morning, after a long battle over the historic area.

The area was cleared so that UC Berkeley can prepare to build student housing for 1,100 students on less than half of the 2.8-acre location.

One group, Defend People’s Park, fought back against police, tweeting “Several fork lifts and large moving vehicles approached the park…They are throwing residents items away.”

The university responded claiming, “Last night, alternative shelter, transportation, and storage for belongings was offered again to each and every person when the park was closed, an offer that remains available for all who need and want it.”

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