Monday, December 14, 2009

UC Berkeley Protesters Cross the Line

By Robert Gammon
Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:39 AM

UC Berkeley protesters seriously harmed their own cause over the weekend when they lost control and attacked the campus home of Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. The angry protesters broke windows and hurled torches at the house late Friday as Birgeneau and his wife feared for their lives inside. Eight protesters were arrested and their over-the-top actions drew widespread condemnation. Until the incident, protesters had engaged in mostly nonviolent disobedience over the massive fee hikes in the UC system, but the violent eruption over the weekend has damaged their hopes of gaining sympathy and solidarity from the general public.

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