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Occupy protesters return to UC Berkeley

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tents floating by balloon above Sproul Hall at UC Berkeley. Occupy Cal Occupy Cal slowly growing again University of California at Berkeley students sleep in the Occupy Cal campsite in Sproul Plaza on the campus of UC Berkeley, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Berkeley, Calif. Daniel Ellsberg UC professor and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich delivers a speech to the Occupy Cal crowd at Sproul Plaza. piano player

Occupy protesters are meeting to decide whether or not to set up their tents again at Cal.

Over 100 students gathered at Sproul Hall, and with those students came some very interesting visuals including a banner that was held in the air by balloons.

The students chanted "Whose space? Our space." Early in the morning, University Police kicked them out of Sproul Hall. Police told the protesters they would be arrested if they did not vacate the area.

Students marched back in to Sproul Plaza around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Students carried tents filled with balloons, causing them to fly in the air -- a work around the university's declaration that tents could not be set up on the grounds of Sproul Plaza.

The students gathered around 6 p.m. for their general assembly. The general assembly agenda included whether or not to set up tents again for the evening.


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