1:00 pm: Press Conference
2:00 pm: Fill the Federal Courtroom
We urge all supporters of public education, civil rights, and free speech to attend this hearing! The UC Administration and police are trying to get the $15 million dollar lawsuit filed on behalf of Occupy Cal protesters dismissed. They are hoping to convince a federal judge to shield them from being held accountable for ordering police to brutally beat and attack peaceful protesters on Nov. 9, 2011 as part of the Occupy Cal protest.
This Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 2 pm, we need to fill the courtroom and make clear that we won’t let UC Berkeley and the police off the hook for their actions. This is the first hearing on this case — therefore it’s vital that we show our determination to win justice.
We need to show the judge that this is not a business as usual case where it’s only lawyers from the two sides to arguing it out in front of the judge. The judge needs to see the people who are most affected by the issues at hand — students and the community that make UC Berkeley a public university — are directly participating by attending the hearing. BAMN plans to use this case to put the UCB administration on trial, expose the role UCB privatization played on November 9, 2011, and strengthen the movement to defend public education.
Attend the hearing this Tuesday and tell everyone you know!
2:00pm: Hearing before Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, 2nd floor, Courtroom 5