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Temporary barrier to separate football fans, tree sitters

29 August 2007

ATTENTION: Reporters covering UC Berkeley's plans to build a student-athlete high performance center

Contact: Dan Mogulof, Office of Public Affairs

(510) 642-3715

To ensure the safety of everyone as the football season approaches, contractors working for the University of California, Berkeley, will create a safety zone this morning (Wednesday, Aug. 29) around trees adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The fencing will not be permanent or part of the construction of the proposed Student-Athlete High Performance Center. A temporary barrier is needed because protesters continue to illegally occupy some trees at the site. As the football season begins with a home game on Saturday, Sept. 1, police and campus leadership want to ensure the safety of everyone - fans and protesters - coming and going around the area.