It happened a few weeks ago, but part of the Berkeley tree sit has ended. I say part, because it wasn’t technically part of the main tree sit on the grounds of the future stadium, but a sympathy sit on a different part of Cal’s campus. That’s right: not only does the ridiculous tree sit at Berkeley exist in the first place, but it has actually spawned its own splinter movement! Only in Berkeley my friends.
Here is what the California Patriot reported from the event.
After a rally and dialogue today “Fresh,” the tree name of the person staying in the tree by Wheeler Hall, finally came down. He cited the successful dialogue among students that occurred on Friday as a reason for him to end the tree sit.
I was not around when “Fresh” finally came down, but I was around for the rally and commotion by the tree around noon. A group organized through Facebook, “Students against Hippies in Trees,” circulated papers and online messages encouraging students to show up on Friday and yell their feelings of disgust and disagreement at tree sitter “Fresh.”
A tree sitter supporter held up a sign asking, “Does your Grandmother know you are at a hate rally?” The vocal anti-tree sitter responded by asking the person if his Grandmother knew he had no job, sat around all day by a tree, and was a failure.
Who said conservatives don’t have a sense of humor?