UC-Berkeley Tree-Sitter Update

A county judge amended his original court order and has called for the removal of all protesters atop trees scheduled to be chopped down for an athletic center at UC-Berkeley.

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A county judge amended his original court order and has called for the removal of all (instead of just one) protesters atop trees scheduled to be chopped down for an athletic center, the Daily Californian reports.

The judge's ruling was met with a shoulder shrug from protesters ("None of us are dismayed by any of this"), but university officials see it as another small win in their continuing legal struggles. "This latest ruling makes it seem even more difficult for reasonable people to see this as a benign protest," said a public relations official. Considering tree life has been ongoing since Dec. 2, 2006, "reasonable people" are likely few and far between.