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People's Park Mural

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The words of Leon Rosselson's The World Turned Upside Down painted on a colourful mural on the toilet walls in People's Park, Berkeley.

People's Park was the scene of a famous battle on 15 May 1969 when, on the orders of the University, the police seized the park and erected a chain link fence round it. Thousands demonstrated to take back the park. The police used tear gas and live bullets against the demonstrators. One man was killed and 128 hospitalised. Despite the attempts of the University to make it their exclusive property, the park still remains open to all.



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