an exercise in miscellany

People’s Park

In history, places on May 28, 2011 at 7:25 am

People’s Park in Berkeley, California,  is a park near the University of California, Berkeley. The park was created during the radical political activism of the late 1960s.  The local South Campus neighborhood was the scene of a major confrontation between student protesters and police in May 1969. A mural near the park, painted by Berkeley artist O’Brien Thiele and lawyer/artist Osha Neumann, depicts the shooting of James Rector, a student who died from shotgun wounds inflicted by the police on May 15, 1969.

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