Police Clash With Berkeley Students at Occupy Cal Protest

Raw footage from the Berkeley student paper, The Daily Californian, documents violent confrontation between police in riot gear and students on November 9

Raw footage from the UC Berkeley student paper The Daily Californian documents violent confrontation between police in riot gear and students on November 9. The paper writes:

In a day marked by large crowds and violence between protesters and police, UC Berkeley students and community members established an Occupy Cal encampment on Sproul Plaza, despite it going directly against campus policy. The encampment, approved in a nearly unanimous general assembly vote by the protest’s participants, was formed to show solidarity with the national Occupy movement but focused on the increased privatization of the UC system, according to Amanda Armstrong, a UC Berkeley head steward for UAW Local 2865 — a union representing graduate student instructors — and organizer of the event.

For more details of the protest and local media coverage of the event, see Conor Friedersdorf's "UC Berkeley Riot Police Use Batons to Clear Students from Sproul Plaza."

For more videos from The Daily Californian, visit their YouTube channel.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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