Six Protesters Chained on a Ledge at UC Berkeley

By Rachel Purdy (BCN)
Thursday March 03, 2011 - 05:25:00 PM

Six student protesters are chained together on the ledge of a building on the University of California at Berkeley campus, a UC Berkeley spokesman said. 

The protesters are chained to an antenna on the fourth floor of Wheeler Hall to protest budget cuts to public education, said Callie Maidhof, a second-year Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley. 

Two or three other protesters are also on the ledge moving about freely, UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said. 

"This is a serious safety issue," Mogulof said. 

University police are at the scene, he said. 

The students are also using a bullhorn to criticize the arrest of 17 other protesters at UC Berkeley last night. 

Maidhof said 14 of the protesters have been released and threewere scheduled for a court appearance at 2 p.m. today.