U.C. Berkeley students trying to set up an Occupy encampment faced a violent altercation with campus police, who arrested seven protesters and tore down tents along the campus’ Sproul Plaza Wednesday afternoon. The police, wearing riot gear, clashed with students again Wednesday evening as they attempted to reestablish their camp. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO)
WASHINGTON — When the University of Connecticut’s undergraduate student government invited rapper Jasiri X to perform Monday, there was one condition: He was forbidden to perform his most popular song, “Occupy (We the 99).” Jasiri X defied the student group, first in a speech captured on YouTube and then by performing his Occupy Wall Street-themed song.