People's Park Protests Berkeley CA 1969
People's Park protests during the Spring Quarter at Berkeley CA. I was there and I remember talking to the National Guard members called out by Governor Reagan. They were young (18 yrs old, 19) and scared. They were told that we would try to give them food laced with acid (LSD) and/or marijuana. We talked to them, calmed them down, gave them flowers.
One student James Rector, was shot and killed. Several more were injured, one ending up in a wheelchair. (This happened a few weeks before Kent State.)
Middle-aged women, shopping on Shattuck, were rounded up and jailed simply for being there.
- Album: 1960's Hippie Culture