Berkeley Goes Insane!
Two nights ago, street urchins associated as snitches with the Berkeley Police Department got sufficiently intoxicated, and then climbed up into the tree which was occupied by Copwatch activist and Earth First!er Midnight Matt. Defending himself, Matt drew a knife and cut one of the hands of an assailant attempting to get up onto his tree-sitting platform. Following their unsuccessful attempt to attack the longtime environmental and community activist, the University of California and Berkeley Police Department arrived. They took Midnight Matt down, and all of the banners which declared solidarity with radical environmentalism, the American Indian Movement, and the local homeless coalition. Then, Midnight Matt was taken to Santa Rita jail and charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER! On Sunday January 30th at 1 P.M. there is an emergency meeting scheduled in People's Park, located near Dwight Way and Telegraph Ave. four blocks south of the main entrance to the UC Berkeley campus. The general public is cordially invited and strongly encouraged to attend.