“Occupy The Farm” plans on returning to the tract of land in Albany owned by the University of California at Berkeley Monday night to discuss the group’s next move after it was removed and thousands of plants that were planted by the group were plowed Monday morning, a group organizer said.
The controversial University Village Mixed Use Project would include a senior housing complex, mixed retail center and Whole Foods Market.
University of California police arrested nine people Monday morning who have been trying to make sure that a piece of the school’s land in Albany is used for sustainable agriculture, a university spokesman said.
Activist farmers in Albany have packed up their encampment on UC Berkeley’s Gill Tract to meet the university’s Saturday 10 a.m. deadline. The 10-acre parcel of land, owned by UC, has been occupied by protesters since Earth Day nearly three weeks ago.
The University of California is willing to cease pursuing criminal prosecution against protesters who have been occupying Gill Tract in Albany, if they leave by 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Police have sealed off a patch of University of California, Berkeley land that has been occupied by protesters for nearly three weeks.
Police have arrived at a plot of University of California-owned land in Albany that has been “occupied” by protesters for the past two and a half weeks.
University of California, Berkeley officials said they’re prepared to take legal action if Occupy activists refuse to leave school-owned land where they have pitched tents and planted crops.
Occupy activists who set up an encampment and planted crops on land owned by the University of California, Berkeley said they will only leave if officials meet certain demands.
About 40 activists who are part of a group calling itself “Occupy the Farm” are planting 15,000 seedlings on a 10-acre plot of land in Albany that is owned by the University of California at Berkeley, a spokesman for the group said Monday.