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Berkeley CA

Feb. 12, 2008

Protesters supporting the Berkeley City Council shouted slogans and argued with supporters of the U.S. Marine Corps. outside and across the street from City Hall, as the council debated whether or not to send a letter asking the Marines to leave town and take their recruiting station with them. Backing off from a position taken earlier, the council compromised that night by deciding not to send the letter but to go ahead and issue a public statement expressing their displeasure at having the recruiting station in their city.