November 22, 2007 11:27 PM

Maybe they just need a hug...

I live in Alpha Phi which is a sorority house right on Bancroft Steps on top of the hill to the right of I-House and right before the Stadium which also means that its right next door to the tree huggers. I usually take the back way home because its faster and less "hilly" as I like to call it. However, today I was met but a little suprise while I walked up through the stadium and to my house. A security guard was standing infront of a huge fence that surrounded the entire area..."What's going on?" I asked one of the guards "It's so we make sure no one is communicating with the protesters or giving them food." My friend Neda asked why they can't get food and the guard responded "Because they are the property of the Berkeley Jail System and so if you want to give them food you're going to jail with them!" Talk about a protest...at first I thought oh well aren't these people just passionate and nice...but now we're talking about jail? Why is this situation getting so out of hand? I really don't know what to think...should I feel bad for the protesters who are just trying to save these poor trees or should I tell them to go buy some wood, build a bridge and get over it? Or should I be glad that the Berkeley police decided to post two huge light projectors over the tree huggers and provide 24 hour security so I feel a lot safer walking home? I really feel torn in this debate but I do know that I would hate for it to end violently with many innocent people in jail...


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