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berkeley protests 1960s

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Berkeley Protests
1960s Freedom of Speech The first movement to challenge authority, and to disapprove of the way things were.

The administration started enforcing "Rule 17" which ban political activity and all fund-raising on campus.

Deserve to have the freedom to express their opinions and conduct non-violent protests to stand up for their political views. Berkeley Today The last two years the cost of Berkeley’s tuition went up 43%.

Twenty percent budget cuts in every area of the education system

The administration has allowed the UC police to arrest and beat students without them being provoked. Mario Savio Helped African Americans register to vote in Mississippi.

Key activist in the Freedom of Speech Movement.

Speaks from his heart when he gives a speech. December 2nd protest. 2,000 people took over the administration building

775 arrests were made.

Faculty agreed with the
students and actually helped
them raise bail money October 1st prostest Jack Weinberg was arrested, students surrounded the car which led to a 32 hour sit-in

During this time speeches were given from on top of the police car. Vietnam War Many students did not support the war and believed that they should not be forced to fight in it.

80% of Berkeley's eligible male students said they intended to avoid the draft.

Objected the morals behind the war. Anderson, Emma, and Javier Panzar. "Rioters Clash with Police in Streets South of UC Berkeley." The Daily Californian. 26 Jan. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2010.

Sandoval, Tomás. "Bad Subjects: The FSM Café: History, Memory, and the Political Legacy of Coffee." Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life. Apr. 2000. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.

Scott, Mary. "UC Berkeley Library Social Activism Sound Recording Project: Anti-Vietnam War Protests - San Francisco Bay Area." The Library-University of California, Berkeley. 22 Oct. 2009. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.

Snapp, Martin. "Remembering Mario." Martin Snapp. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.
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