On Telegraph Avenue at Haste, around 2:10pm today [Sunday], the Berkeley Police ticketed Measure S opponents for having a campaign event outside of a "designated free speech zone".
Kind of ironic and sad that across the street from People's Park in Berkeley, where the Free Speech Movement was so strong, it is now illegal to say anything against a ballot measure except in specific zones specified by the backers of that ballot measure.
[This picture shows] the BPD forcing the Measure S opponents to take down their sign.
Thomas Jefferson must be rolling over in his grave, I don't remember reading anything about "free speech zones" in the Declaration of Independence.
Measure S will make it illegal to sit on the sidewalk, so it is reasonable that people want to campaign there. I think the ticket was written for "blocking the sidewalk", and if that is already illegal why do they need another law banning sitting?