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Quintessential Berkeley News: Tree Sitter in People’s Park Causes Trouble

Posted By Valerie Woolard On Jan 30, 2011 @ 10:53 pm In News | Comments Disabled


So, it turns out People’s Park is still just as sketchy as it seems [1]. On Thursday night, a man who had been inhabiting one of the trees there for 89 days was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, wherein he allegedly attacked another man with a knife while still in his tree.

While we try and fail to visualize this scene, it should be noted that the tree -sitter in question, Matthew Dott, is not to be confused with the tree-sitters at Memorial Stadium [2] or that one guy [3] in front of Wheeler. Tree-sitting is kind of a local hobby.

Dott, who’d previously stated he would [4], “be here however long it takes until this park remains a park,” whatever that means, came down from his tree voluntarily after police officers began moving in to remove him.

We’d like to think People’s Park is a little safer now, but probably not by much.

Image Source: Chris McDermut [5], Daily Cal
People’s Park Tree-Sitter Booked on Suspicion of Attempted Murder [Daily Cal [1]]

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[1] just as sketchy as it seems: http://www.dailycal.org/article/111708/people_s_park_tree-sitter_booked_on_suspicion_of_a

[2] tree-sitters at Memorial Stadium: http://www.dailycal.org/article/102594/21-month_tree-sit_s_end_makes_national_news

[3] one guy: http://www.dailycal.org/article/100929/tree-sitter_outside_wheeler_hall_comes_down

[4] stated he would: http://www.dailycal.org/article/111029/tree-sitter_begins_arboreal_activism_in_people_s_p

[5] Chris McDermut: http://www.dailycal.org/article/111700/police_firefighters_respond_to_incident_involving_

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