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Even before the protester is removed, even before the public safety is secured the advertising goes up

 

The ongoing “tree-sit” protest to stop construction of an athletic training center on the U.C. Berkeley campus finally came to a conclusion on September 9, 2008, when the last tree-sitters came down from the one remaining tree. The scene attracted a huge crowd of sympathizers, detractors, onlookers and media.

 

A recent legal ruling had cleared the way for the university to begin construction after a seemingly interminable series of delays which lasted over a year and a half. Within hours of the ruling, campus work crews felled all but two of the disputed trees which had occupied the work site — one that was to be transplanted elsewhere, and the other (a redwood) which housed the last four tree-sitters. A few days later, on September 9, after negotiations failed to convince them to come down of their own accord, the police had no choice but to bring them down whether they liked it or not. The stage was set for the final act.

Even before the protester is removed, even before the public safety is secured the advertising goes up

Even before the protester is removed, even before the public safety is secured the advertising goes up

Check out http://www.zombietime.com/berkeley_tree-sit_finally_ends  for the full story.
Please note that the photo shown is cropped and has been photo shopped to obliterate all personal identification as well as the name of the company that built the structure. Note that the guys putting up the advertising don’t seem to be wearing safety equipment. ( I should know I’m an Aerial Rigger!)
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