Indybay –  On December 15th, at the final arraignment for the UC8 — a day after no charges were filed against the first two arrestees to be arraigned — it was announced that District Attorney Nancy O’Malley would not be filing charges at the current time against any of those wrongfully arrested by UC Berkeley Police on Friday, December 11th. Three of those arrested had made non-refundable bail of $13,000 for their release on Saturday and Sunday. The five others who have remained in Santa Rita jail throughout will be released this evening.

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“Everybody throw your lighters up, tell me y’all finna fight or what?” -The Coup

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It is no secret that the kids are pissed. Since September, we’ve carried out over a dozen building takeovers of varying scale and intensity on California campuses, and during the Days of Action against Cuts and Hikes in November, students in Berkeley and LA actually fought police. In the past few days, evictions of occupied spaces at SFSU and Berkeley by the armed agents of the state and academy can only represent the future of this form of education. Last night, we marched to war and for once didn’t wait for the enemy to strike the first blow.

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After 66 students were ambushed and arrested yesterday morning (some of whom are apparently still in jail) students retaliated after a relocated concert that featured Boots from the Coup.

From Daily Californian:

Several dozen individuals, some wielding torches, marched on UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s home on the north side of campus early Saturday morning at about midnight, in what police said was an attack where damage was done to the home and several torches were thrown at police officers responding to the scene.

The group also damaged several concrete planters and lights around the house, Tejada said. In addition, unspecified large heavy objects were thrown with “considerable force,” damaging several windows. The windows were “impact-resistant” and were not breached, he added.

SF Gate reports:

UC Berkeley police arrested eight people, two of whom are students, on suspicion of rioting, threatening an education official, attempted burglary, attempted arson of an occupied building, vandalism and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, Mogulof said.