University of California, Berkeley and the City of Berkeley have sparked controversy after trying to demolish the public People’s Park to expand the UC Berkeley campus. Yesterday (August 3), police met significant resistance from protesters and withdrew from the park, leading to the creation of an autonomous zone. As of noon PST, the protesters still hold the park.
Tonight at 8pm, the Berkeley City Council is expected to vote on a measure allowing police to use tear gas on protesters.
The Renegade is reporting live from People’s Park and you can follow his live updates on IG: @renegade.journal