Former UC Berkeley Tree-Sitter Injured in West Bank
Friday, March 13, 2009
Category: News > City
Former UC Berkeley tree-sitter Tristan Anderson was critically injured Friday while protesting the construction of a separation barrier in Na'alin, a town in the West Bank.
Anderson, an Oakland resident, sustained a large wound in his forehead after being hit with a tear-gas canister fired by armed Israeli soldiers, his friend Kate Raphael told Bay City News.
Jonathan Pollack, an Israeli activist who has known Anderson for many years, said the incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. local time toward the end of a protest beginning around noontime, according to Bay City News.
After undergoing surgery at the Tel Hashomer hospital, Anderson was still unconscious and in critical condition, Pollack told Bay City News yesterday.
Anderson, who attended UC Berkeley, was involved in an almost two-year-long tree-sit against the construction of an athletic center in the oak grove near Memorial Stadium. The protest, which ended in September 2008, became the longest urban tree-sit in history.
Jessica Kwong is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected]
Comments (0) »Comment Policy
The Daily Cal encourages readers to voice their opinions respectfully in regards to both the readers and writers of The Daily Californian. Comments are not pre-moderated, but may be removed if deemed to be in violation of this policy. Comments should remain on topic, concerning the article or blog post to which they are connected. Brevity is encouraged. Posting under a pseudonym is discouraged, but permitted. Click here to read the full comment policy.