Police Estimate 2,000 Protestors At Berkeley Marine Center Dispute

by on February 14, 2008 · 1 comment

in Civil Rights, Organizing, Peace Movement, War and Peace

By ASAF SHALEV – from the Daily Californian Feb. 14, 2008

Activists from around the Bay Area and across the country were drawn to Berkeley yesterday in a day-long protest as part of the backlash from the Berkeley City Council’s stance against the Downtown Marine Corps recruiting center.

The protestors, which police estimate numbered as many as 2,000, gathered in front of the City Council chambers, the street and a portion of the adjacent Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, where the day was spent alternating between singing and physical confrontations.

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avatar Chris Thomas February 21, 2008 at 9:11 am

Would have been interesting to be there. One question I have is why would a Marine recruiting station be in Berkeley in the first place? That to me seems like opening up a surf shot in the middle of Kansas. I can’t imiagine it getting a lot of business. Still, I suppose it should be available for that small few in Berkeley who are interested in joining. No matter how wrong this war is, to join or not to join the military is still a personal choice and should be available to those who choose to do so.


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