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Berkeley protesters blocking footbridge let people of color pass. White people? They're given a two-word command.


The protesters linked arms across Sather Gate.

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Protesters at the University of California, Berkeley were seen on video blocking the entrance to a high-traffic footbridge on campus as part of a demonstration for transgender safe spaces, among other demands.

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The protesters — who linked arms across Sather Gate starting on Friday, Heat Street said — reportedly let people of color through their human chain.

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But white people were apparently out of luck.

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Their option? "Go around! Go around!" the group chanted.

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And apparently the white pedestrians obeyed the protesters' detour command:

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Later in the clip, a mock eviction notice was placed on buildings, Heat Street reported:

You are hereby notified by the students of the University of California, Berkeley to vacate the premises immediately. University administration wrongly allocated this two-story facility to a third-party corporations, keeping in line with its intensifying legacy of prioritizing financial profit over student needs.

The notice, the outlet said, added that "the work that these student-run spaces produce to recruit and retain students of color and provide support for the LGBTQIIA+ student community is invaluable and must be affirmed by the university.”

Here's the clip. (Content warning: Some profanity):

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