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Students faced off against police outside the Maudelle Shirek Building in Berkeley. Chronicle photo by Brant Ward

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The Berkeley after-action report

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 13, 2008 08:40 AM

 

The pro-Marines protesters came, saw, and conquered in Berkeley last night–despite massive chaos, anarchy, and police neglect. The City Council partially backed down–conceding it had erred in passing its obnoxious “unwelcome intruders” resolution and granting Code Pink special privileges. The SFChron reports that “some council members added that they felt they owed U.S. troops an apology as well the many Berkeley residents who were ashamed and offended by their position. ‘To err is human but to really screw up it takes the Berkeley City Council,’ said council member Gordon Wozniak. ‘We failed our city. We embarrassed our city.’”

But.

The council refused to officially apologize. And the troop-haters remain unrepentantly bigoted.

Outside the council chambers, there was an American flag burning, of course. A child’s bike was also burned. Internet photog Zombie has the first of two huge pictorial essays

 

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Mercury News here.

NBC11 here.

CNN here.

Contra Costa Times Blog Report here

Pipeline News here