On a campus with a long history of demonstrations and radicalism, the 21-month tree-sit ignited fierce reactions. Cal football fans were enraged over the delays to the training facility, while some environmentalists decried the plans to remove trees from the urban campus.Finally, after a 649-day sit-off, Armando "Mando" Resendez, 20; Ernesto Trebino, 18; Raul "Huck" Colocho, 27; and Michael "Shem" Schuck, 26, "voluntarily climbed down from an 80-foot redwood next to Memorial Stadium."
Their time however appears to have been well-spent. In addition to wasting 2 years of their lives, news reports indicate that they also spent time collecting their own crap to hurl at police.
It just goes to show you that being a freeloading loiterer, not to mention a quitter, just doesn't pay anymore.
The 42 of them galvanized three lawsuits, national media attention and the longest urban tree-sit in history, which has lasted since late 2006. Now nearly all the trees that once towered above the grove near Memorial Stadium-save for a lone redwood-lie in a heap.Hippies be warned:
You'll eventually end up submitting to the man and then have to watch a bunch of jocks occupy your sacred area.