Tuesday: more protests expected tonight

Dear Campus Community:

In the context of continuing, off-campus protests, our primary concerns remains the campus community’s safety. In this message, we want to provide you with updated information and guidance.

We have just received information that indicates demonstrators plan to hold more rallies this evening, one which could begin on or very close to campus, at around 5 p.m., and another scheduled for downtown at 7 p.m.  Given the impact that this may have on surrounding streets, you may want to  avoid the south side of campus, if possible.

Given the different groups involved and their lack of recognizable leadership, there remains  an unavoidable degree of uncertainty.  We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and communicate information as quickly as we can.

UCPD is working closely with members of the campus community and wants to hear from you. If you encounter something that seems unsafe, please report it to UCPD CalTIP by sending an email to cal@tipnow.com, calling (510) 664-8477 or by dialing 911. Additional campus safety resources, including guidelines on how to protest safely, are available on the UCPD website.

By working together and engaging in a constructive debate on these important issues, we can foster an environment in which all members of our campus community feel safe and have their voices heard.


John Wilton
Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance