Protesters get naked, hug trees at Berkeley

This week outside the Western "bubble" on campuses around the world...

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

A nude guy and a nude girl hug a tree

Joyce Wang

THEY LIKE IT ROUGH. Last weekend, nude activists and California protesters put the bong down long enough to try to prevent the University of California, Berkeley from cutting down some trees.

This week outside the Western “bubble” on campuses around the world...

California " Protesters disrobed and hugged a tree in an attempt to stop the destruction of a stand of oak trees on the University of California, Berkeley campus.

The Associated Press reports the trees were being cut down to make way for new campus buildings. Last Saturday, 78 nude activists joined a half-dozen protesters who had been living in the grove since December.

Legal action by an activist group secured an injunction preventing the university from breaking ground until a trial is held later this year.

Idaho " Boise State University students’ method for promoting a speech on immigration has upset local Hispanic leaders.

The Idaho Statesman reported the promotion featured participants climbing through a hole in a fence and offering fake identification for a chance to win dinner at a local Mexican restaurant.

The promotion was called a “food stamp drawing” and was organized by BSU’s College Republicans. The restaurant named in a flyer said it is considering suing the College Republicans.

The speech being promoted is titled “America’s Illegal Alien Invasion.”

President of the College Republicans Jonathan Sawmiller defended the flyer, claiming it’s an “attention-getting device” meant to be humourous.

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