The criminal charges for protesters who took part in the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal demonstration are coming to light, thanks to court documents obtained by the Daily Cal.
Eight people face misdemeanor charges for their involvement in the protest , including six UC Berkeley students, one professor and one activist group organizer.
Each one is being charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a thoroughfare, and two face the additional allegation of assaulting an officer. Arraignment is set for 9 a.m. March 19 and 20 at Oakland's Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.
On Tuesday, Occupy Cal supporters and activists held a press conference near campus , and to demand that the charges against the protesters be dropped.
In November, , but against UC Berkeley police, claiming that the allegations were an inaccurate representation of the events on Nov. 9.
The protesters facing charges are: UC Berkeley students Jasper Bernes, Shane Boyle, Amanda Armstrong, Ricardo Gomez, Zakary Habash and Ramon Quintero; associate English professor Celeste Langan; and BAMN organizer Yvette Felarca.