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Protesters slow traffic into UCSD

Posted by George J Janczyn on September 24, 2009

This morning I drove to campus to pick up a book I had reserved (Rivers of Gold: Designing Markets to Allocate Water in California / Brent M. Haddad). It turned out there was a protest against the UC budget cuts in progress, so I took a few photos.

The action was at the Gilman Drive entrance to the campus. This is incoming traffic; I expect the scene will play out in the opposite direction this afternoon when commuters are leaving for the day.

Traffic backed up at the Gilman Drive entrance

Traffic backed up at the Gilman Drive entrance

 

Picketers cross slowly, a few at a time, to hinder traffic

Picketers cross slowly, a few at a time, to hinder traffic

 

TV news crew staging at parking lot P602

TV news crew staging at parking lot P602

 

A pair crossing the street

A pair crossing the street

 

The more the merrier

The more the merrier

 

Nearby facilities crew (not sure if they're discussing traffic management or sprinklers)

Nearby facilities crew (not sure if they're discussing traffic management or sprinklers)

 

In this clip the speaker with the bullhorn seems to be asking drivers not to hurt the picketers(?).

 

 

From the top of the Gilman Parking Structure, looking towards Geisel Library. The library used to be surrounded by Eucalyptus forests. Now a different kind of forest.

 

Geisel Library way back there, just the top two floors visible.

Geisel Library way back there, just the top two floors visible.

 

Zoomed back a bit.

Zoomed back a bit.

 

Photovoltaic array atop Gilman Parking Structure

Photovoltaic array atop the Gilman Parking Structure

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