BERKELEY, Calif. -- Activists trying to save old oak trees on the UC Berkeley campus will get more community support Thursday. A 24-hour community tree sit-in kicked off Thursday morning. Organizers said students, faculty, alumni and citizens will take part in the sit-in. The Save The Memorial Oaks Coalition is trying to stop UC Berkeley from cutting down the trees to build a sports complex. Last month, a judge ordered an injunction preventing the trees from being cut down until a full hearing is held. The university said it will not back down.
Note from editor: If you plan on joining the festivities, it’s recommended that you bring plenty of spare change, as the dirt bags, er, protesters, will definitely be hitting you up for change to finance their various addictions.