by Steed Dropout
April 25, 2013
THEY CALLED A DEMO BUT TRIED TO KEEP IT A SECRET
Cal (Recruitment) Day at Cal, Saturday, April 20.
A group calling itself BP (British Petroleum) Off Campus, began inviting me, last week, to their action. I told my Berkeleyside editor about this last week. BP Off was a no-show on that one.
They seemed not have shown up Saturday during Cal’s major recruitment event. I interviewed a campus police officer, who said university police were watching the group on-line.
We agreed it was another no show. Still, I asked them several more times about where on campus I might cover them.
Apparently I made a good decoy. One of the event organizers said I was “a travesty” as a journalist.
I blew up when I found a video of the anti BP demo on-line, a small guerrilla-theater melodrama in Ludwig (Von Schwartzenburger), fountain (1961) named after a homeless german short-hair, where the dog spent its life frolicking in froth.
I thought the small protest would make a good side-bar for the day of hot and heavy recruiting.
After I missed it, someone advised me to use the Facebook photos.