US: Victory for tree sitters at Berkley OaksNew York Times.
The ruling by Judge Barbara J Miller came at the culmination of a tense stand-off between protesters and the police. Doug Buckwald, the founder of Save the Oaks at the Stadium, said: "Because of the work of lots and lots of people in the community, in the city and in the trees, we have protected this grove."
The university wants to cut the trees, adjacent to the football stadium, to build a $123 million athletic centre. Three groups, including the City of Berkeley, have sued the university over its plans, which would also include a seismic retrofit on the 1923 stadium, which sits on the Hayward fault. The university said the decision was only a minor setback, dealing mainly with noise and traffic issues.
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