The University of California at Berkeley has a rich history of student protest, so it is fascinating to look through archive photos (bottom photo) to see how much the demonstrations at Sproul Plaza today look like those 44 years ago. Back in 1967, it was opposition to the draft that brought out the protesters.
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University of California, Berkeley students crowd into Sproul Plaza to listen to Professor Robert Reich speaks as part of an "open university" strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on Nov. 15, 2011 in Berkeley, California. Teach-outs, workshops, public readings, and marches will culminate in an attempt to re-establish an Occupy Cal encampment that was shut down by police last week.
More than 5,000 anti-draft demonstrators jam the Sproul Hall Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley early today on Oct. 17, 1967 at the height of a teach-in. The demonstrators staged the teach in defiance of a court injunction. University officials and police took no action against the crowd which listened to speeches and songs and watched draft card burnings. University officials in implementing the injunction locked Pauley ballroom and the ASUG.