Activist Involved in Berkeley Marine Recruitment Center Protest to Appear Before Court

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Monday December 07, 2009 - 12:58:00 PM

Stephanie Tang, an activist with the anti-war group World Can’t Wait, is scheduled to appear in court Monday for a hearing in a criminal case involving demonstrations outside the Marine Recruitment Center in downtown Berkeley. 

The protests surrounding the Marine Recruitment Center took place in 2008, with anti-war activists vociferously often clashing with Berkeley police while urging military recruiters to leave Berkeley. 

Tang is expected to be represented by attorney Walter Riley at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland Monday.  

Although Tang was not arrested at the time of the protest, the Alameda County district attorney later charged her with one misdemeanor count of obstruction of a police officer. 

Tang also took part in protests against UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo, who helped to write the Bush torture memos. Her trial has been postponed several times.